OUR CATEGORY : Shane Neilson

Little Kids Always Get to Be Goalie

Lives have hinged on less. My Dad in front of the television with inexhaustible beer, a mess on his office shirt, and that faith known as the Leafs. I learned hockey at that altar, learned of sports metaphors of war and blood-thirsts and thirsty, of hunger. My own part: I’d put my brother in oversized […]

I’ve tried to be pa

after Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prarie I’ve tried to be pa, lion locks and strong frame, unironic frontier goodness and unfaltering purpose, his family-man fortitude honed sundown to sunup over a hand brushing a sweaty brow and an honest day’s work is measured in the loaves of wholesomeness cooked by a woman […]