Friday, February 23, 2007

Off Topic Posting

This posting has nothing to do with books or theatre but with my friend's sports blog. From a very early age, my dream was to be a professional hockey player. I love ice skating. I'm fast and aggressive on ice. Where I grew up, we were fortunate to have a public ice rink at the county park. Among the burnouts it was the cool place to hang on weekends. In high school, I acquired a pair of Bauer Turbos, boys size 5, the coolest skates of the day, which lasted me 10 years. Unfortunately, ice hockey was not an activity young ladies were encouraged to pursue in that time and place.

This posting is a tribute to my old friend Eric McErlain, who doesn’t need my help on the public relations front. Eric encouraged me to was receptive to my idea to join his amateur league (which I was too busy to do because of law school and a demanding full time job) and advised me on the purchase of my Rollerblades in 1996. While the dream of NHL stardom is a long faded memory, I look forward each weekend to an 8-mile blade on the Capitol Crescent Trail, something I would not have taken up without Eric’s encouragement. So here is a link to Off Wing Opinion.

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