Martin Brodeur: Flashback Friday

  “And don’t forget Brodeur and Lou Lamoriello, the president and general manager of the New Jersey Devils, “have not burned any bridges with each other” according to Tom Gulitti of The Record. Even with the Devils signing Clemmensen to compete with Kieth Kinkaid for the back up job, what if Clemmensen gets injured or…

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 to…

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. I…

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’…

Six Months Later

Six months ago I wrote a reflection piece on veganism. From an outsider’s point of view I was intrigued and inspired from attending vegan events. After attending a couple Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society events I expressed how I completely understood why someone would choose to live a vegan lifestyle. I admired their desire and passion…

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 became…

An Unexpected Gift

   On Sunday April 13th, 2014 I witnessed something that quite frankly I thought I would never see. The New Jersey Devils had a matinée game vs. the Boston Bruins at the Prudential Center in what appeared to potentially be Martin Brodeur’s last game as a Devil. The game itself, including the postgame, were filled…

Going Vegan?

About 5 years ago I heard the term, “Vegan,” for the first time, and honestly I had no idea what it meant. Recently, I have been attending local vegan events and potlucks, where I have experienced and learned some new and interesting things. A vegan is someone who does not eat any animal products. When…