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Mr. Clutch

It’s pretty well-known (mostly because I keep reminding everyone haha) that Jake won the silver medal for his age group in the Provincial Bowling Championships last month in Kelowna. That means he’s the second-best 11 year-old boy bowler in BC!

Needless to say, we’re very proud of him. Especially considering that he really only started bowling last September. So to go from a beginner to a silver medallist in just seven months is quite an accomplishment.

Believe it or not, bowling is an extremely mental game. To do well you need good concentration, you need to adjust to lane conditions, and you need to be able to block out distractions.

You need to be clutch.

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Let the good times roll

 

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40 Things I Love About my Lovely Wife

My lovely wife Gail turns 40 years old today. To honour her, here are 40 things that I love about her.

  1. She’s lovely. Hence the title of this blog post.
  2. She’s humble. You don’t see her planning her own birthday party and then inviting people to talk about her at it and calling it a #Roadto40 Roast. Who on earth does that?
  3. She’s a wonderful wife. I don’t think anyone else would marry me. My friend Mike Patin likes to remind me that I married up. I can’t disagree.
  4. She’s an awesome mother. She is a natural mother thanks to many of the qualities on this list. Our kids are extremely lucky. As am I.
  5. She’s a great teacher. She has spent 15 years honing her craft and it shows.cg3 Continue reading 40 Things I Love About my Lovely Wife

Dramatic Reading of Jordan Leopold Daughter’s Letter to the Minnesota Wild (VIDEO)

This original post appears on Vancity Buzz.

In January of this year, Jordyn Leopold (11 year-old daughter of NHL defenceman Jordan Leopold) wrote an impassioned letter to the Minnesota Wild urging them to trade for her father to bring him home to Minnesota.

She said that her dad was lonely and that she was lost without him.

On trade deadline day March 2, young Jordyn got her wish. Her father Jordan Leopold was traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild for Justin Falk and a 5th round draft pick. Continue reading Dramatic Reading of Jordan Leopold Daughter’s Letter to the Minnesota Wild (VIDEO)