Dec 31 | Pond Hockey

Winter Solstice—the event that marks the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere—has come and gone. Facebook is flooded with pics of kids on outdoor skating rinks and school’s been cancelled several times so far this year due to inclement weather, a common occurrence here in Atlantic Canada.

‘Tis the season!

The cold air stings my nostrils as I leave the warmth of my home to shovel the walkway, but it’s a pleasant kind of sting; you know, the kind that pulls up signals from the deepest recesses of your mind—they say the nose has a way of sniffing out nostalgia, more so than any of our other senses. Then all of a sudden I’m transported back in time… to 1983! I’m 10