Hemingway Protégé

The eclectic musings of an inquisitive writer, journalism student, politics addict, and hopeless romantic.

by Tyler Difley

Love it, hilarious as always!


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Why Rick DiPietro is being paid anything at this point is a mystery to me


The Montreal Canadiens did a smart thing with forward Scott Gomez for the first time since trading for him in 2009: they told him to go home. The reason? If he gets hurt this year, the Habs wouldn’t be able to buy him out next year and be rid of his contract headache, under terms of the new collective bargaining agreement.

Now that the new CBA is in place and the salary cap will go lower over the next few seasons, some teams have to look at paring down their own bloated rosters in an effort to get relief from the salary cap. Players can be bought out starting June 2013. Here is a link that explains the complicated formula, which differs in terms of players ages.

Here are the most likely candidates (all numbers courtesy Gapgeek.com):

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov

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The Buttry Diary

This is the handout for the workshop, developing story ideas, which I presented today for staff members at Gazette Communications. We discussed how to come up with good story ideas and how to develop a plan to execute them.

Every good story starts with a good idea

Story ideas are literally all around you. You need to be alert and imaginative in recognizing and pursuing them. You can generate story ideas by looking in a variety of places:

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Insightful thoughts as usual from Andrew Coyne, I think he really hits the nail on the head here.

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“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know” – Ernest Hemingway

Morals and Religion

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Carl Sagan gets it.

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William Thames

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Lest We Forget

by Tyler Difley

Lest We Forget

The National War Memorial in front of the historic Chateau Laurier.