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Hockey fans: Swiss vs. Canadians

Hockey fans: Swiss vs. Canadians

I grew up like most Canadian kids. I know Roch Carrier’s classic The Hockey Sweater by heart. I learned about the ’72 Summit Series and Paul Henderson’s winning goal (and Team Canada’s deliberate slashing of Valeri Kharlamov’s ankle during game six) in Mrs. Biondi’s grade 11 Canadian history class.I watched all the men in my life (and some of the women) play hockey on outside community rinks or, if we were lucky, a dark small-town arena while trying to keep warm with a rink burger and watery hot chocolate.

Mapped: US states by legal marrying age

Mapped: US states by legal marrying age

IN THE US, a bride and a groom can typically marry without permission from anyone when they reach the age of 18. In many states, though, younger persons can marry with permission from a parent and/or a judge.It’s not a typo that the lowest technical marrying age in Massachusetts is 12. In 1854, in a case called Parton v.

6 lessons learned from a broken ankle

6 lessons learned from a broken ankle

I had just landed on my feet from 13 feet up, but my footing was off and one foot was twisted between the bouldering pads. Chalk was still falling as the pain rushed through my body.After the ER, x-rays, and the ortho, where I was instructed to stay off my ankle for six weeks, I realized that my typical day as a professional rock climber was going to change.

Hockey fans: Swiss vs. Canadians

Hockey fans: Swiss vs. Canadians

I grew up like most Canadian kids. I know Roch Carrier’s classic The Hockey Sweater by heart. I learned about the ’72 Summit Series and Paul Henderson’s winning goal (and Team Canada’s deliberate slashing of Valeri Kharlamov’s ankle during game six) in Mrs. Biondi’s grade 11 Canadian history class.I watched all the men in my life (and some of the women) play hockey on outside community rinks or, if we were lucky, a dark small-town arena while trying to keep warm with a rink burger and watery hot chocolate.

There’s nothing wrong with being scared, but how you deal with it matters

There’s nothing wrong with being scared, but how you deal with it matters

WHEN I WAS 19 I hopped on a plane headed for San Jose del Cabo in Mexico. I was to work in an all-inclusive resort for six months as part of the activities staff. I was scared as hell. I didn’t speak Spanish; I’d never traveled anywhere on my own before; I didn’t know what to expect. But one thing I did know is that what I was doing at that point — taking business classes in college — was the last thing I wanted to be doing.

Notes from Japan on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Notes from Japan on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor

I LIVE IN JAPAN with my husband, who is a member of the US Navy, and I love it. Before we received our orders here, living in Japan, or critical thinking about the relationship between the US and Japan, was not on my radar at all. As we prepared to move here, I thought, “Why on Earth does the US have so many people stationed over there?