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 →

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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