Archive for April, 2008

  • road and hockey weary

    Friday, April 25th, 2008

    i’ve been away from home for a while and haven’t written anything about our hockey loss to detroit at home last sunday. i was in the car last sunday traveling from new york to tennessee with my sister. it was my turn to drive and as i took the wheel the rain started pelting us […]

  • game 3

    Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

    it was sushi night at the sommet center. octipi and catfish on ice. the red wing/predator game last night was pure playoff hockey. ups and downs, trashy calls, scuffles, and scoring. the predators were happy to be home, happy to have legwand back on the ice and happy to come back from a scoring deficit […]

  • Game 2

    Monday, April 14th, 2008

    see game one

  • i went to church today and…

    Monday, April 14th, 2008

    …the congregation were people in jeans, khakis, cool tee shirts, sweaters, stylish haircuts, artsy glasses and sneakers/sandals/heels. the church was in The Factory in Franklin, utilizing a large room with a concrete floor and ceilings made of wooden beams and galvanized steel. pews were blue upolstered chairs set up theatre style to the alter/stage. before […]

  • Game One

    Saturday, April 12th, 2008

    we lost. it’s a great match between the two teams and they both played all-out for the entire game. playoff hockey at its best. ellis is amazing in goal. stopped 37 shots. thanks to the hockey gods. only four more to win and we’ve got past the first round. perfect.

  • countdown to game one

    Friday, April 11th, 2008

    minus two hours, twenty-three minutes and counting. to what? the first game of the detroit/nashville playoff game. we’re flying our predator flag from our porch. i’m sure some neighbors and passersby are wondering what the hell has happened to the neighborhood. a titans flag is easily recognized. predators hockey? not so much. it is tennessee, […]

  • Paint by Numbers

    Thursday, April 10th, 2008

    when i was about five years old, which was…oh…fifty years ago, give or take a year… during the winter months up north, my dad would sit in the dining room at a card table each evening and paint. he’d have the oil paints, brushes and canvas set on the table that he was bent over. […]

  • A House Divided

    Thursday, April 10th, 2008

    picture this…red wing and predator fans living together as a family. most of the time we’re very kind to each other. loving. thoughtful. bossman and i are predator fans. adult daughter who lives upstairs is a red wing fan. as the first game of the playoffs gets closer and closer, the fan-blood starts to bubble. […]