Something old, something new, but nothing borrowed, nothing blue

Posted by Paul Anderson | Sunday, June 20, 2010 @ 8:31 PM

Paul Raymond Original
(The photo that served as the inspiration for our drawings. I took this in the mid-90s while Dad was staying in a long-term care facility for his emphysema.)

Several days ago Mona said something about us getting together after work for a nice dinner Thursday.

What for, I wondered?

She seemed a little surprised.

It’s the anniversary of your father’s passing, she replied.

Oh yeah. I actually had forgotten.


My Stanley Cup runneth over

Posted by Paul Anderson | Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 12:39 AM

(Wearing my Stan Mikita T-shirt at the Hawks vs. Ducks game in March. Thanks to Mona & Kim for the tix. Even though they lost, it was a night to remember in a season to remember.)

Today was one of the craziest days I’ve ever had as a reporter.

I’m not kidding. The deluge of news pounded me like a Dustin Byfuglien check against the boards. It was almost as crazy as being the lead rewrite the night the Plainfield tornado killed 28 people in 1990. Almost.