Saturday, October 20, 2018

Thunder Drop Overtime Game to Nighthawks

The Niagara Falls Thunder dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Connecticut Nighthawks in USPHL hockey action Friday evening. The same two teams will face off again Saturday at 1pm at the International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury, Connecticut.

Tristan Englehardt opened the scoring for the Thunder with the lone goal of the first period. Coming 5:45 into the frame, Kevyn McElligott and Mickenzie Restle provided the assists on the score.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Shenanigans Episode 50: Can Someone Here Speak Moose, Eh?

Holy cow! We made it to 50 episodes. Be prepared: This is a long one, over 2 hours long. But worth it. We talk about parental torture devices. You remember those things. We learned that spending too much time on the toilet may cause serious injury to your backside, so be very careful. Vinnie has a lexicon, and a fancy one at that. Kansans seem to have a special affinity for their cars and they really love pumping iron. Halloween is off-limits for anyone over the age of 12 in some Virginia towns. You might actually spend time in jail for breaking that law. Texas has beer for dogs and the Buffalo Bills were asked to be pallbearers at a funeral. Craig regales the group with some zaniness that happened at Wendy's Restaurant. And what album changed your life? Rich and Walden have the best choice for that little nugget.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Book Review Reloaded: Us

Us - David Nicholls
Harper Publishers
418 Pages

This article first appeared on East Niagara Post on February 24, 2015. It is repeated here as I work to put all my book reviews in one place. They will be posted on Thursdays or Fridays and only be altered from the original in that I will add publisher information and pages. Hopefully, by revisiting these reviews, other people might find a book they'd like to pick up for their own enjoyment.

Occasionally, I pick up a book from the library that isn’t in the normal realm of my reading interests. Sometimes that book turns out to be absolutely wonderful. Us by David Nicholls is one of those wonderful books. This is a story that explores the life of a middle-aged man as he is yanked unceremoniously from his comfortable life and forced to take on the challenges of change.