It was a circuitous route from which I learned the news today. A Twitter contact retweeted an @mirtle Tweet and so it was I learned my old friend, Gregg Drinnan, has been banned from the Kamloops Blazers pressbox. Ten years ago, I was wrapped up in a miserable situation, writing for a thrice-weekly newspaper under… Continue reading Banned

Family traditions

The tree, the Nativity scene, the gifts piled up to the ceiling … Aren’t these the first Christmas traditions that come to mind? Then there’s the MacIsaac household. It wasn’t all that different from any Canadian home at Yuletide. Obnoxious Santas, elves, angels, the Three Wise Men … all the wonderful confusion of childhood fantasy… Continue reading Family traditions

A farewell to bats

Are you sad at all? That’s the first question my friend asked me when we met at the bar after our games on Monday night. No. Not even a little bit. And that must mean I’ve made the right decision. If you’ve been following along, I’ve decided to hang up my cleats. Actually, I will… Continue reading A farewell to bats