Saint Brigid or Saint Frigid?

Aside from being Super Bowl Sunday, and Ground Hog Day Eve,  and February 1st, today is St. Brigid’s Day. According to the Celtic calendar this day – Lá Fhéile Bríde or Imbolc, pronounced i-MOLK –  marks the beginning of spring! Here in Montreal no amount of wishful thinking is going to help when it comes to anContinue reading “Saint Brigid or Saint Frigid?”

Happy Children’s Day: Will he see his shadow?

Today is Children’s Day. In a small town in Pennsylvania a child will be pulled from a burrow and if he or she sees his or her shadow there will be six more weeks … hey … wait a minute. That’s not right … Actually Children’s Day was proclaimed in 1954 by the United NationsContinue reading “Happy Children’s Day: Will he see his shadow?”

Ground Hog Day: Patrick Roy to Colorado … again?!?

If the rumors are true, former Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy will soon be introduced as the new head coach of the Avalanche. It seems it’s just a matter of crossing Ts and dotting Is. For some long-suffering Canadiens fans this is a wee bit like Ground Hog Day. For some long-suffering Canadiens fans this is aContinue reading “Ground Hog Day: Patrick Roy to Colorado … again?!?”