Retiring Pavel Bure’s No. 10 in Vancouver
FINALLY! It’s been too long and quite obvious that the talented Russian Rocket’s number deserved to be retired with the team that he began his career and played his best games. Pavel Bure, the speediest, highly-skilled stick-handling bane of defensemen and goalies everywhere, may have had his career blighted by knee injuries, but he did a lot with the time he had, posting multiple seasons with more than 50 goals and carrying the Canucks to their first (and best) stanley cup final appearance!
Even in computer games, the guy was a beast. Some of my earliest memories are of playing as the Vancouver Canucks on NHL ‘96. Even though I’m a sharks fan, (they stunk that year, so playing as them was not that much fun), Pavel Bure was the player to watch in the early and mid 90’s and I am glad that Vancouver finally got around to recognizing that the Russian Rocket propelled them to their highest heights. The Swedish twins are chump change compared to Pavel Bure, especially when you throw Trevor Linden and Alexander Molgilny into the mix!
Thanks again for all the memories Pavel!
Had the chance to meet the Presiding Bishop while she was in town to meet with Sen. Reid and Rep. Pelosi about immigration advocacy. The lowly interns (me included) were able to have lunch with her at a nearby restaurant called Sonoma’s. She asked me what my interests were and was intrigued to hear I studied Demography in university. We moved into a discussion about the church in Nevada, as she used to be the bishop there, and she was amused to hear that my Grandmother once attended services at Elko!
Onward and Upward Episcopalians!
Happy Birthday Madiba! 95 years and counting!
Thank you for showing the world the power of peace and reconciliation in the face of hate and fear.
Sunset over the Central Valley
old fashioned daguerrotype photo at gettysburg with two buds from the 3rd U.S.
1. Front and center is super serious Aakash Ramsay, old bud from high school days and the guilty party for introducing me to reenacting.
2. On the far right is my roommate from senior year at college, Sean Redmiles. To this day, he is the only one I know who subsisted for an entire year on nothing but pop-tarts, frosted flakes, mountain dew at college and LOST WEIGHT. Must’ve been the beard.
oh, the fancy designing you can do with digital cameras these days………
Oh snap! He right!
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