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Breaking through the wall

There are some things we do, as humans, that seem on the outset to be impossible. This weekend, I climbed the Grouse Grind. Actually, I can be a bit arrogant about some things, so it didn’t seem impossible at the … Continue reading

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An open letter to Blake Skjellerup

The professional sports world has been called the last closet. There are no current professional athletes in the NHL, NBA, or NFL that are out of the closet. Some other professional athletes, like Canadian Olympian Mark Tewksbury, have come out, … Continue reading

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Reversal of Fortune

I find it amazing how sometimes what seems like a major setback can become a real boon. This past week, friends of mine from high school stayed with me to go to the Olympics. On one occasion, one friend and … Continue reading

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On Figure Skating

I have long been a fan of figure skating. I remember being young — I couldn’t tell you how young — and watching Kurt Browning and Scott Hamilton skate, and just loving their personality and their footwork routines and how … Continue reading

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The Olympics

I live in Vancouver. Today, the 2010 Olympics are starting. And there are a lot of people here that aren’t happy about it. I’m going to be honest. I don’t know a whole lot about the issues that people are … Continue reading

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Coming Out

Last week, Brendan Burke — 20-year-old son of Brian Burke, the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs — told the world he’s gay. He’d come out to his family, he’d come out to the hockey team he helps manage, … Continue reading

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