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June 13, 2023

While I grew up without siblings, I did have cousins who were close in age. The catch? They live in Colorado. Yeah, your boy couldn’t catch a break.

Goals and the Absolute Shitshow Created by Their Absence

April 28, 2023

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my writing career—assuming I’ve learned anything—it’s that not having clearly defined milestones is an absolute killer.

The Carolina Hurricanes Won the Summer of 2005 (and then the Cup)

February 7, 2023

For die-hard NHL fans, the loss of the 2004-05 season was a tough pill to swallow. Despite the ongoing turmoil, General Managers across the NHL…

Trevor Kidd: The Unsung Hero of the Carolina Hurricanes' Inaugural Season

January 9, 2023

Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Jim Rutherford faced the daunting task of assembling a competitive team to play not only in a new market…

Sean Burke: The Carolina Hurricanes' Would-Be Starting Goalie

December 13, 2022

When the New Jersey Devils turned to a 21-year-old rookie goaltender in March 1988, they likely had no idea what to expect. As it turned out…

Rick Dudley's Unsung Impact on Pro Hockey in North Carolina

April 23, 2022

Rick Dudley is best known to most hockey fans in North Carolina for his time spent as a Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations…

Looking Back at Faro: The Time North Carolina Was Nearly Nuked

March 10, 2022

North Carolina 222 is a winding highway, its 58 miles dotted by small towns and rural scenery. It’s a very unassuming stretch of road….

Using GIMP To Create a Book Cover (Tutorial)

February 8, 2022

Self-published authors have to be masters of wearing many hats: writer, website creator, marketer, and—in many cases—cover designer…

Air Canada Flight 621
July 5, 1970

September 27, 2021

In this entry, we’ll be looking at the crash of Air Canada Flight 621, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8 that crashed in what is now…

Time Management:
Make Time, Not Excuses

August 6, 2021

Goals. We all have them. Maybe you want to write a novel. Perhaps you want to learn to code. It could be anything relating to personal growth…

Radkey Are Taking the Rock World By Storm

July 12, 2021

Imagine walking through your hometown one evening, just as the sun gives way to dusk. You hear a distant rumble, wondering if you…

Maximum Overdrive: Green Goblin, AC/DC, and ALL the Cocaine

April 28, 2021

Maximum Overdrive. What else is there to say? Well, I suppose I could explain how I came to find this movie and why I love it…

American Airlines Flight 191
May 25, 1979

January 18, 2021

American Airlines Flight 191 should have been a standard flight from Chicago to Los Angeles. Instead, the name conjures horrifying visions of…

PSA Flight 182:
A Tragic Lack of Awareness

January 11, 2021

Monday, September 25, 1978, was a typical day in San Diego: warm and sunny, with clear skies giving around 10 miles of visibility…

The Dynamic Duo That Didn't Deliver in Denver

December 9, 2020

In hockey’s hallowed history, few duos have been as absolutely electric as Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. For parts of six seasons…

Writing: The Art and the Madness

September 16, 2020

I felt compelled to do something a bit different today. Namely, I’m going to provide you with a glimpse inside my writing process and…

Movies You Missed:
Miracle Mile

August 6, 2020

Miracle Mile, the second feature from director Steve De Jarnatt, only hit my radar a few years back. That’s unfortunate because this 1988…

Movies You Missed:
Sweet Virginia

July 29, 2020

Sweet Virginia, the second feature film from director Jamie M. Dagg, caught my attention shortly after its release in 2017…

If You Have Ghost

July 21, 2020

I love music.

Yes, many of us can say that but let me reiterate: I love music (and making it)…

Say It Ain't
So, Johnny

July 2, 2020

I have struggled for hours on how to word this and concluded that there is no right way; it would take a novel to convey the full weight…

In Appreciation of
Scott Darling

May 10, 2020

On June 30, Scott Darling was shipped off to the Florida Panthers, ending his tumultuous tenure with the Carolina Hurricanes…