Hockey’s Worst Year

By Friday, May 22, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

JIM HUGHSON DIDN’T UTTER A WORD. As the final minutes of the 2011-2012 NHL season came to a close, CBC’s Hughson turned off his microphone, took a breath, leaned back in the booth, and did what more sports broadcasts should. He let the images tell the story. The game clock slowed towards its destiny. The ...

The Round Bus with Ann Ward: October 11, 2013

By Thursday, May 21, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

There’ is no better time of year. Unseasonable warmth. Playoff baseball. NFL and NHL underway. Pumpkin pies abound. Let’s rename it Rawktober, and be done with it. Our guest this week is Ann Ward. Ann is a writer and editor, as well as Program Director forSummer Literary Seminars. She co-founded Montreal chapbook press WithWords in 2006 ...

Two Short Stories by rob mclennan

By Tuesday, May 19, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

THE TERM “FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE,” he discovered, has absolutely nothing to do with “imaginary baseball league.” He always presumed it was like his sister’s book club, a social excuse for distraction, complaint and white wine, but even his sister would argue. “We read serious books,” she snapped. Perhaps all his ideas were imaginary, his accumulation of ...

While the Rest of Us Watch

By Monday, May 18, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

FALLING IN LOVE IS EASY. We’re conditioned for it. It can happen in an instant, a natural sensation born of basic human need and desire. Sometimes it lasts a few seconds, like when your eyes meet another’s on a morning subway commute or when a song reminds you of a moment long thought passed. Sometimes it ...

The Sport of Hating Ted Mosby

By Wednesday, May 13, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

TELLING ANYONE, FRIEND, STRANGER, family member that I watch How I Met Your Mothermeans getting to verbal abused and on one occasion having a rock thrown through my window with a note taped to it that simply said ‘Why?’ HIMYM might be watched by millions and might be in reruns at so many hours of ...

Enduring the Run

By Wednesday, May 13, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Running is about endurance. It’s about being crazy. It’s about keeping your brain as still as a rhinoceros before it charges towards its goal. I used to be a couch potato. Growing up, I didn’t participate much in sports or physical activity. My mom would go for the occasional run when she wanted to lose weight. ...