Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Pierre Pilote died today. He was 85. He was also a friend of mine, and believe it or not, he was a big-time pro wrestling fan growing up. We talked on the phone a number of times, met in person on at least a half-dozen occasions too. He wrote the foreword to my book Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines: Hockey Contracts and Historical Documents from the Collection of Allan Stitt.
The email came in on the Wednesday before a long weekend, and the day before my wife’s 50th birthday. I was anticipating being able to gift her a copy of the just-printed Gratoony the Loony book, along with all the other sweet prezzies she got … but nope. No books on Thursday. No books on Friday. Long weekend. Labour Day. Sigh. Then the email comes from Canada Post that the package has been delivered. Huh? We were both home all morning, and no one knocked or rang the doorbell. Check the porch. Nothing.
Public speaking is not for everyone. I get that. But the flipside is that I don’t recall a time that it ever freaked me out. Sure, some stages are bigger than others, with bigger audiences, but it really never bothered me. I think the comfort I feel when speaking is a combination of things. One was getting it over with when I was young. The other is definitely hereditary. Throughout my life, I’ve been involved in the Scouting movement.
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