This past week was a bad week for me other Canucks fans. Not only did the Canucks get out scored by the Bruins this week, some morons decided that it was time to trash the city again for several hours. But then the comments/articles about the Canucks being dirty, divers, etc came out and it, for a better lack of a word, pissed me off. Granted most of the media covering the Stanley Cup Finals were from out east and hadn't exactly watched a lot of Canucks games, but when you call out players and say that they basically don't deserve the captaincy, etc., then maybe you should question your own integrity. I understand that journalists have their own biases when they go and write/say something, they bring their biases with them. But when you, as a journalist, go out and deliberately show your biases, you have no right calling yourself a journalist, whether it be through radio, print, TV, or the internet. Sure you can bring your passion and your interests and I may disagree with your opinions, but don't come out and blantely disregard the talent of individual athletes nor their passion. Sure they may break down and are pissed off when they don't win the championship trophy, but don't say they are weaklings because they break down. Remember they are human and that you would probably do the same; they have worked hard to come to this place.
Also, when you go and dis a team, do so in an ethical way. Don't go and do what Dan Tercer of 630 CHED in Edmonton did the day after the Canucks lost the SCF.
Title: Path of Lucas: The Journey He Endured
Author: Susanne Bellefeuille
Source: I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Description: Lucas Clarkson is a
simple man, a family man, and a hard working farmer's son. From a small
town in Eastern Ontario, the author, Susanne Bellefeuille, brings us on
Lucas's journey through the trials and tribulations of his life. Lucas's
path is not as simple as the man he's portrayed to be. From the days
spent working on his dad's farm to becoming a successful mechanic, with a
genuine heart and his incredible strength, Lucas faces many difficult
decisions. The choices he makes may be the difference between realizing
his dreams and keeping his family together. (via Goodreads)
It's almost that time of year again. Time to get on with Bout of Books and a week of reading bliss.
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Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins
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Here are my reading goals for the week: The Fellowship of the RingWinter (Luner Chronicles #4)By GaslightOutlander
I will likely expand my reading goals as the week progresses.
Book Title: The Company Files: 1. The Good Man by Gabriel Valjan Category: Adult Fiction, 251 pages Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction, Crime Fiction, Espionage Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing Release date: December 2017 Tour dates: Feb 12 to March 2, 2018 Content Rating: PG + M (No bad language but there is an attempted rape scene, and some violence.) Description: In 1948, Vienna was divided among four powers: France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Jack Marshall had served with Walker during the war, and now, working together for The Company, they are tasked to do the inconceivable. Could former Nazis really be recruited to assist the U.S. in the atomic race? As their team moves forward, they quickly discover they are not the only ones looking for these men. And the others in the search may just have the objective of murder. In this tale of historical noir, of corruption and deceit, no one is who they say they are. Who is The Good Man in a world where an ene…