Category Archives: ICE HOCKEY

DREAMS ON ICE

Sometimes my wife accuses me of living out my own ice-hockey dreams through our children. She doesn’t know the half of it. I grew up obsessed with ice hockey, due to the new professional team which arrived in Landover, Maryland, in 1974. I was … Continue reading

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CAKE EATERS IN AN URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD

My morning rituals include walking the dog, drinking espresso, and picking up used condoms outside our home. Those of you from New York City won’t be impressed by the condom part.  But people in L.A. never fail to raise an … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NICKNAME?

A friend recently gave me the hockey nickname Wheels McFleury.  I’ll explain why in a minute. It got me thinking about nicknames.  A good nickname not only trips off the tongue, and not only conveys a key truth or attribute, … Continue reading

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