Friday Wrap #7 – The on-time Friday edition

Only a quick wrap for this week. Isn’t it funny how two writers for two different publications can write about nearly the same thing, one day offset. Happened to me this week. My column on AI and Chat GPT was published Wednesday, and a competitor’s column that was really similar, published on Thursday. Coincidences happen all the time so…

Arena photography is a challenge in my neck of the woods. Dirty board glass, no holes for photographers to stick their lenses through, dealing with challenging people, but sometimes it all works out. My favourite hockey photo was from last Sunday’s game between my hometown and the town down the road. High angle position, wide angle photograph, luckily timed right to get the puck in the back of the net – which is the goal of the sport.

It was good enough for the front page so…

One thing I am realizing is that at 46, there are many things I want to do that I should have done 30 years ago. Most of that deals with physical things. Case in point – coaching Futsal on Wednesday night, my two left feet tripped over the ball and I landed on my left knee before belly-flopping a hard gymnasium floor. The kids and youth coaches were concerned I was okay. Quickly, I got up and dusted myself off. All is good – except my knee (skinned and sore), my hip (sore) and my shoulder (really sore). Thirty years ago, I probably would bounce back a lot faster than I am at 46. But when I was 16 I didn’t really want to do the things that I want to do now. The paradox of aging I guess.

For the music rabbit hole of distraction, check out this John Prine performance at the House of Strombo, just after the release of the Tree of Forgiveness. This was Prine’s last studio album before his death in 2020. Sit back and enjoy. What’s really cool is seeing Gordon Lightfoot as an audience member. Talk about mutual admiration society!