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I used to be a writer

me and jimmyWhile looking stuff up yesterday, I came across some other, better stuff that I nearly forgotten about. Something I wrote 30 years ago (30, yikes!!). When I used to be a writer.

In 1985, the crappy little weekly where I worked went out on a limb and paid big bucks to fund a working trip for two to write a feature about a local hockey player who was just 4 months from being drafted 2nd overall in the National Hockey League. So intrepid photographer/reporter/columnist Tom Greenwood and I went to Montreal. In January. It was cold. It was snowy. It was a blast.

I interviewed and questioned and watched and talked to folks for 3 days. Then I wrote my little story. A few months later my little story won a little journalism award. Four years later I quit journalism because I wasn’t making any money and I wanted to have kids and kids cost money. And I forgot about it all. Until Google reminded me.

I read it again on my lunch hour at work. Then I read it again. Sigh. Then I got a little embarrassed and more than a bit melancholy. Guess it’s good that I gave up journalism. I was then, as I am now, a bit too wordy. But hey, overall, it’s not that bad a story. See what you think.

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  1. September 9, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I remember this,good then good now…Whatever happened to him?

    • September 9, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Thanks. He played in the NHL from 1986-1998 for four different teams, including the Red Wings. He’s a financial adviser now (another area in which I fall short!)

  2. Anonymous
    September 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I see you left out the part where we slammed down shots of ice cold vodka (with black pepper) in that Polish restaurant near the Notre Dame cathedral. Tabernack!

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