Category Archives: writing

Success @ Surrey Writers’ Conference?

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 5/5/5 Oddly enough, I am more comfortable talking about my failures. I mean, hey, failures make for better stories, while successes, well, who wants to read about a hero who just succeeds? But sometimes we … Continue reading

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Oh the Horror – A Movie Review and More

At some point in a boy’s life, he becomes… well, let’s say ‘interested’ in horror movies. ‘Obsessed’ might be a better word, but ‘interested’ will do. The-Oldest has reached that point. He’s read It. He’s watched movies like Nightmare on … Continue reading

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Tournament Trials – Pools and Parties – pt 3

Imagine if you condensed the sound of screaming monkeys in a hothouse jungle and put that in a can, then, when you were sick with a cold, exhausted from a traumatic ferry ride, and pretty much ready for bed, you … Continue reading

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2nd 5 Things I’m Doing Differently For Hockey This Year

As this is my 3rd year, I’m changing things up a bit, you know, trying to evolve into a superior hockey-parent. It’s not easy, but what’s life without a little challenge? So, the first 5 were yesterday. Let us continue… … Continue reading

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Oregon Preamble

So, what’s the perfect vacation for an introvert, a writerly introvert at that? Reading a book in the sun? Exploring an underground ruin with a flashlight taped to my head? A week in the basement playing World of Tanks or … Continue reading

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Wet and Wild Waterslides

Think you’re not getting old? Try a day at the waterslides. Or half a day. In an effort to make the summer of 2015, the bestestest summer of all time, we embarked on a day at the water park. Cultus … Continue reading

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The Biggest Danger of Camping

For most people, the biggest danger of camping is bears or falling trees or if you’re a teenager, some ax-wielding madman in a hockey mask. For me, the biggest danger has to be that I’m out in the wilderness and … Continue reading

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