The Pens Gave the Blue Jackets Boxing Lessons

The Columbus Blue Jackets came into their series with the defending Stanley Cup Pittsburgh Penguins as the rugged heavy-hitters, the team that could cut off the ice with their dogged forecheck and herd the Penguins’ defensemen in their own end. Continue reading “The Pens Gave the Blue Jackets Boxing Lessons”


You Don’t Know Dumo: Brian Dumoulin’s Value to the Pittsburgh Penguins

Embed from Getty Images

Journalists and broadcasters alike are junkies for statistics and streaks. They illustrate talking points, provide context, and fill up copy space and broadcast time alike. But in Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin, a particular stat hung a phantom monkey on his back during the regular season.

Continue reading “You Don’t Know Dumo: Brian Dumoulin’s Value to the Pittsburgh Penguins”

Comedy and Writing

Image via Wikipedia

I won’t lie. When I was a kid, I would spend mornings popping in DvDs of episodes from The Three Stooges and Tom & Jerry. A few minutes in, I would be holding my stomach and shaking my head with laughter. My mom would often pop her head into her living room, getting a kick out of the hysterics.  Continue reading “Comedy and Writing”

How Writing for the Cabinet Improved my Creative Writing


Before this semester, I would have thought journalism and short fiction as two mutually exclusive categories with no crossover. My class load has taught me otherwise. Along with writing for the Cabinet (Geneva College’s campus newspaper for those of you outside the Geneva bubble), I took contemporary news writing, publishing, and creative writing.  Continue reading “How Writing for the Cabinet Improved my Creative Writing”