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 →

Podcast Pains & Gutsy Gains

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a very visual person. Yet, while there certainly isn’t anything wrong with that, it has provided me with one major setback. Due to my speech impediment, if I were speaking with someone in person, I would need their visual attention. So, if whoever I’m speaking to... Continue Reading →

The Inception of “The Headphones Method”

At this particular juncture, I had been writing about the Los Angeles Kings for nearly five years. The club had just come off its second Stanley Cup victory in three years and, shortly prior to that, I had moved into my first condo. Things were definitely looking up but, at the same time, it took... Continue Reading →

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