Glow Puck is back!

Twenty-two years ago, the National Hockey League’s broadcasting partner, Fox, broke out a technology that would revolutionize the game. After much work with the league to be sure puck integrity wasn’t harmed, a micro-chip was embedded in the puck, allowing the puck’s speed and (almost) exact path to be tracked; further, it allowed the guys […]

From the Department of “NOW I’ve Seen Everything”

Okay, first off, I’m going to admit that this is a blatant ‘filler post’ that has nothing to do with writing. The fact is, once again I was unprepared this morning, then got home late, had a late dinner, so here we are, with me trying to maintain something of a schedule. Then again, maybe […]

Stanley Cup Favorites–Or Not

The National Hockey League playoffs are rolling along, more than halfway through round two. As I write this, eight teams have already been eliminated in the first round, one has been taken out of the second round, and another could be knocked out by ten thirty this evening. As always, the playoffs has provided drama, […]

Super (Sneaky) Advertising

Crap, here I am, stuck again. Some time yesterday I had an idea for a blog post, one that was actually about writing. Nothing huge, mind you. The way I envisioned it, it would be short and sweet, a couple of paragraphs at best. I don’t know what I was doing when it came into […]

On Dynasties

Most of the people in my life that I know are from New York, especially Long Island and the New York City region. This was made all the more clear last night, when my Facebook feed erupted in gloating after the Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots in last night’s AFC title game. No […]

The Recency Effect

Deryk Engelland scored for the NHL’s Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Twice. This is news because they were Engelland’s first two goals of the season, his first in more than a year (literally), and because he had only scored 13 times in the previous 310 games of his career. More important, his second goal tied […]