Sportswriting During Self-Isolation

I’m sure I can speak for fans everywhere when I say that I miss hockey. While my team may not have had much of a chance to make the playoffs this season, it has certainly been enjoyable watching the club rebuild with exciting youth in their system. Whether in the NHL or in the minor-leagues... Continue Reading →

Making the Most of This Pandemic

The last couple of months have certainly been challenging. It’s been difficult turning on the TV or opening Google or Facebook without seeing unpleasant updates about COVID-19’s impact on us. With that being said, this pandemic has given us an opportunity to adapt and better yet, appreciate what we normally take for granted. I’d be... Continue Reading →

#BellLetsTalkDay — Versus Depression: My Toughest Fight

This was written for Bell Let's Talk Day 2017 (Jan. 25) for my website, http://www.makewayforthekings.net. Yet, while much has changed personally and professionally since writing this, much of what I had written then applies today as I continue to battle. Thank you in advance. “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been... Continue Reading →

Combating Those January Blues in a New Way

Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash Personally speaking, it's nothing new. It rears its ugly head every 12 months: the holiday hangover, if you will. So, what is there to do to combat those January blues? Look, by no means am I a professional expert on the subject, nor do I pretend to be, but... Continue Reading →

The Feeling of Interviewing Olympic Hockey Legend, Mike Eruzione

Of all of the sports figures I have interviewed, those I’ve thoroughly enjoyed speaking with are simply too many to mention. One of those figures, in particular, came last week when I had the privilege – nay, honour – of interviewing American hockey icon, Mike Eruzione. While I did have a friend help me with... Continue Reading →

Why Can’t You Pass That Respect Along?

When I became an adult, I promised myself I wouldn't do it. I promised myself I would stop taking things personally -- at least curb that habit. Maybe in the years since I transferred into adulthood, there was progress made but more than often, it's hard to see and it's definitely hard to feel. I... Continue Reading →

Beginning My Public Speaking Career as a “Sportswriter Who Stutters”

It has been quite a while since I posted anything on here but hey, no time like the present to kick-start a new habit. Last month was a very important time for yours truly -- a turning point, if you will -- both in my personal and professional life as quite a few accomplishments had... Continue Reading →

Embracing the Stuttering Community

Having only starting to embrace the stuttering community within the last year, meeting others I share this affliction with was somewhat new for me. The Canadian Stuttering Association held its annual Voices Rising conference a couple of weekends ago, but leading up to it, I was excited and reluctant at the same time. I wasn’t... Continue Reading →

A Fanbase That Made Me Feel Like a King

It started with a Facebook message, of all things. Having written informal hockey articles on the platform’s then-Notes app, I received a message from someone I had never spoken to before. This individual -- let’s call him HPM -- had written to tell me about a startup sports social media company that he had helped... Continue Reading →

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