Sunday, June 12, 2011


DBJ, modeling his Ohio University academic garb over his
CBJ game-issued #54 Jon "Nasty" Mirasty jersey.
Pardon the ridiculously self-serving nature of this post, especially after Gallos' kind words, but you only get to celebrate like this just a few times in your life.  College graduation, marriage, childbirth...and now, the Masters Degree - after 18 years away from academia.

Not just a Masters Degree, mind you.  A perfect 4.0 GPA.  A "Most Outstanding Student" award for my program.  In the vernacular, I ran the table.  (Now, where's the Cup that I get to hoist?  Oh crap, I gotta play hockey to do that?)

Putting it in Columbus Blue Jackets perspective, the past two years for me have been about making it happen when I needed to.  I knew when to shut out the distractions and bear down on the studies.  I understood when it was time to let up, too, and enjoy life - like going to see the Blue Jackets play!  But I stayed focussed and never took my eyes off the prize.  The effort paid off.  The boys in Union Blue could learn a lot from that approach.  In the end, it results in WINNING... something that we CBJ fans would like to see a lot more of.

I'm going to get back in the swing on the blog in the next couple of weeks.  I have some family obligations to attend to, not to mention catching up on a few overdue "housekeeping items."  And, of course, the Dark Blue Toddler demands copious amounts of attention.  I'm aching to get back into the blog - and my gratitude to Gallos for keeping the home fires burning knows no limits - but you know how things are.  Especially in the off-season...where the latest news is that the League of Ex-Captains is being jettisoned, something that barely requires a mention.

Back soon!


  1. Very awesome! Congrats congrats!! Can't wait to see what comes next, for you, CBJ and DBJ Blog!

  2. Wish I'd thought of that.

    Nah, nevermind. The Mrs. would have killed me.


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