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Player Grades: Brian Dumoulin

Regular Season Statline: 80 GP, 5 G, 13 A, 18 PTS, -5

Postseason Statline: 12 GP, 1 G, 6 A, 7 PTS, +3

Defining Moment: Spending all of 2018 with Letang… 534 more words



Tropical penguins
Sunbathing while enjoying
Red watermelon.

(In Japan, one of the major train pass companies is called “Suica” and their mascot is a penguin. But “suika” also means watermelon in Japanese. 12 more words


Jonathan Franzen--"The End of the End of the World" (New Yorker, May 23, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: JUANES AND MON LAFERTE-Tiny Desk Concert #746 (May 23, 2018).

Juanes did a solo Tiny Desk Concert back in 2011.  Amusingly, seven years ago the blurb said: The blurb says that “he usually plays arenas and large venues, so it’s a treat to see him up close like this,” (see the third quoted paragraph below). 1,467 more words


Pittsburgh, PA: PPG Paints Arena, March 31st 2018 (12 of 31)

This one won’t be easy

I’ve always said that in this endeavour to visit every NHL arena, the game was secondary to the experience and the adventure of the trip. 2,312 more words


Player grades: Casey DeSmith

Regular Season Stats: 14 GP, 6-4-1, 2.40 GAA, .921 SV%, 1 SO

Postseason Stats: Did not play.

Defining Moment: 2016-17′ AHL Playoffs

Yes, I understand that this moment is from the previous playoff season but it is pretty symbolic of a trend that has continued into this season.  493 more words


3 New Picture Books Featuring Families

Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima (9781481469111)

The creator of Not Quite Narwhal returns with a new book. Harriet loved to dress up all the time, so of course her birthday party was a dress-up one. 647 more words

Book Reviews

5 Reasons Why Antarctica Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Spectacular glaciers, marvellous fjords, and fascinating wildlife – it’s no wonder that Antarctica is considered as one of the top bucket-list holiday destinations in the world. 742 more words