The Little Things About The Rain

“It’s raining, it’s pouring. The old man is snoring.” An old rhyme that’s been said young kids used to sing when they couldn’t go outside to play because of the rain. Rain seems to bother many people, and ruin their days. As for me, I love a rainy day, especially in the Summer or Fall.Continue reading “The Little Things About The Rain”

The Nickname Mickey

“Mickey! Mick…” Coach Kanaly sternly said while skating around in our first ever practice together back in 2006. He looked right at me as I just stared at him with my mouth open in confusion, and before I could ask him if “Mickey” was in reference to me he energetically continued draw out an offensiveContinue reading “The Nickname Mickey”

DP5, RG71, MW12 Tribute Jersey

As a “jersey collector” for professional sports teams, thinking about what jersey I should look into getting next is on my mind quite often. Last March for my 23rd birthday I wanted one gift, and one gift only. A “tribute jersey.” Over the last couple of years I’ve slowly had some visions and thoughts aboutContinue reading “DP5, RG71, MW12 Tribute Jersey”

Student Of The Game

“He’s pretty good. You can tell he’s going to be GOOD when he’s older,” I said to Coach Derek as we watched the younger players scrimmage towards the end of a Pro Performance clinic from the side boards. He stood there, intensely still and focused on his mite level players, wide eyed with his necklace-whistleContinue reading “Student Of The Game”

A Change of Pace

This past summer while driving back from a friend’s house in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, located in South Jersey, I decided to try something different, a change of pace. I had a general idea of which way I had to take to get onto the main highway to get back home to the Shore,Continue reading “A Change of Pace”

Scott Gomez: Childhood Memories

“Goal scored by number 23 – Scott Gomez!” Bob Arsena enthusiastically announced to the Continental Airlines Arena crowd on February 14th, 2004. The New Jersey Devils had a matinee game against the Carolina Hurricanes where I sat thirteen rows behind their goaltender Kevin Weekes. The Devils won an exciting game 4-1, and one of myContinue reading “Scott Gomez: Childhood Memories”

Fall is Home

As I go for a run through town I take a deep breath in and am struck with the smell of a freshly lit fire place that ignites the crisp October air. As I look at the time the clock turns 5:00 o’clock pm, and I see the sun departing downwards behind the river toContinue reading “Fall is Home”

Steps to Quitting: Jakes Mint Chew

After dipping consistently for seven years it seemed like there was no solution that would help me stop. Especially after attempting to quit countless times I would still find myself with the need to throw a lip in. Every person who smokes or chews knows the struggle of what it takes to quit nicotine. IContinue reading “Steps to Quitting: Jakes Mint Chew”

I ‘Dipped’

I was a user of chewing tobacco, a.k.a dip, for seven years. I had my first lip when I was 16 years old and continued to dip for seven years. After countless times of saying, “I’m trying to quit,” or “Oh yeah I quit..,” but never actually going through with it, I have finally ‘dipped’Continue reading “I ‘Dipped’”

Excerpt: Pr

Passion is an emotion that most people practice in their everyday lives. Passion could be a desire for a sport, occupation, lover, or hobby- It’s a never ending list. What am I passionate about? Well, hockey was my first true love and my passion. But after a series of unfortunate occurrences, it oddly enough becameContinue reading “Excerpt: Pr”