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Addicted to Sports

When I was 6-years-old, I went to my first baseball game. My Dad and I had great seats; I remember the view. We were about 20 rows up from the dugout. I ate McDonalds, stood for the national anthems, and … Continue reading

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The Season Ends in September

Last year, the Blue Jays were supposed to win the World Series. They didn’t. This year, they came back with pretty much the same team, yet for some reason no one was picking them to do anything. The World Series … Continue reading

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The College Graduation Speech I Would Give

Congratulations, you made it. In a few minutes, you will all come up on stage, receive your degree, stare out into the crowd in the direction of your family so their picture of you isn’t of the side of your … Continue reading

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A Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self

Dear Paul, This is your life for the next 10 years. Right now, you can’t picture it. Trust me, I know. But congratulations, you graduated from elementary school! Everything you thought you knew about life is about to change. Say … Continue reading

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The Unmade Team Canada Documentary

Before I get into this, I just want to say that I’m about to go into full-on sports mode and have no regard for the interests of the people who may read this post. So, if you are not a … Continue reading

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The Middle Of The Night

Growing up, I never saw the middle of the night. It supervised me while I slept in my bed, with the streetlight shining through the blinds. On the rare occasion I was awake past midnight, I felt like it was … Continue reading

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Hey, I Want Calamari, Too!

I stood there with a plate in my hands. On it, there was rigatoni with vodka sauce, two meatballs, broccoli, cauliflower, and white space. The white space was for some delicious calamari and a pizza slice. The pizza slice made … Continue reading

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50 Posts Later…

…and I still don’t know what I’m doing, apparently. I wanted to write something special to commemorate my 50th post as a blogger. So I did. Monday morning at 3AM, I wrote it. I never posted it. I couldn’t post … Continue reading

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The Facebook Cycle

What’s on your mind? Every day, Facebook asks us this simple question. Some of us answer it. Some of us avoid the question for a few days like a text message from someone we don’t want to talk to. Eventually, … Continue reading

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Pulled Pork Playoffs

Bases loaded. Bottom of the 9th. Two out. Tie game. You’re up at bat. It’s winning time, and an opportunity to be the hero has presented itself. If you deliver, you get carried off the field on your teammates’ shoulders. … Continue reading

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