(de) Segregation’s legacy: I’m at Pitch Talks Tonight


A quick note to remind you guys I’m back at Pitch Talks on Baseball tonight, and if you’re in Toronto consider this my invitation to join us. We’re at 918 Bathurst St, doors open at 6pm and I’m on stage at 7:00. If you haven’t heard of Pitch Talks, you’ve been missing out. They’re sort … Continue reading

Lock up Oscar De La Hoya’s boxing and throw away the key… please


Of course Oscar De La Hoya is planning a comeback. At 42, the former five-division world champ hasn’t fought in nearly seven years, but he’s in the best shape of his life* and says there’s a 50-50 chance of him fighting for money again. We could mention here that “best shape of my life” is something only … Continue reading

Father’s Day: A personal essay on love, loss and love


A couple years back I spent a few months woodshedding, taking a class in creative non-fiction at Ryerson University here in Toronto. I didn’t have a specific reason for doing it beyond curiosity, and a desire to tackle a new challenge. On the job I write about other folks all the time but this class … Continue reading

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