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Bourne, Man of Infrequent Posts



Howdy friends.

Just a quick note for ya here: it’s been a battle to try to get back this blog and write something after resuming the work with the Hockey Greats Fantasy Camp and taking on new work with Easton. I truly apologize for the sporadic nature of posts, and at some point they may get back to a measure of consistency, but I just can’t be sure when.

I’d be forcing it, and that’s not fun nor necessary for me.

Everytime I get the bug, I’ll be back! For now, I’ll probably just be linking to my daily posts.

This blog has taken me to somewhere I never thought I could go (steady employment!), so it’s not going to go anywhere except on the back burner. Think of Chris Jones’ “Son of Bold Venture” where he posts a few times a month. It’ll probably end up being more like that when it comes to real, legit posts. Especially during the off-season.

Thanks so, so, so effing much to all of you who’ve helped me get the opportunities I have now, I can’t say enough about how fun this has been so far. Follow me on twitter, and I’ll be sure to let you know every time I drop a real post on Bourne’s Blog! Thanks,


Jiggsy at eight frickin' months.

{By the way, that sounded like a eulogy…it wasn’t. Just wanted to let you know the days I do write will be less common than the ones I don’t. Get it, got it, good.}


11 Responses to “Bourne, Man of Infrequent Posts”
  1. Derek says:

    You write a lot these days, so it’s understandable that you can’t add stuff here as well. The only thing I can say, is that I hope you can put up posts here linking to your columns in other places. Not necessarily to find them, but just so there is a place to have reasonable discussion on them. Commenting on PuckDaddy is pointless, and it seems like the group that comments here is much more reasonable. Tends to be pretty good, legit discussion here, which is part of the fun of your articles.

  2. jtbourne says:

    Yeah man, I’ll do that. My PD post should be up soon and I’ll link to it. I like your point there.

  3. Steve C. says:

    I think I speak for some of us when I say we understand your growing and branching out into the world of (paid) sports journalism should be your highest priority. As much fun it is to visit here everyday, we realize that your focus must change. So…keep us linked to wherever your writing at and come back to visit once in a while.
    Oh yeah…and I dare you to put all those cat pictures up on PD.

  4. wmsheppa says:

    Wow, I just discovered that ragdoll males usually weigh in at a minimum of 12 pounds and can get up around 25 at full grown. Yikes. How much does Jiggs weigh at this point? Has he passed Tyson?

  5. Deirdre says:

    Many cheers for full time employment! I’m truly enjoying you on Twitter as well…though with the dirty! Suuure all pure innocence on your part. Uh huh.

  6. Meg Jarrell says:

    So happy everything has worked out for Bournie! It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Just drop us a line occasionally to let us know how that kitties are doing….we’ll be here :)

  7. Pep says:

    Totally understand. Meaningful employment (read: a paid job) should be a priority :) I have not read what you are doing for Easton. Did I miss the official announcement??

  8. Frank says:

    wow, the little kitten looks like he’s big enough to take on Tyson now!

    Congrats Justin on your improving outlook of steady writing employment, and I look forward to more insightful articles about hockey from you in the future.

  9. vx inTN says:

    Absolutely Positively Agree 100% with Derek’s post.
    I use this site to be notified when you have posted elsewheres (i cant bring myself to twittering) and also comment here where the conversation is more adult.

    And congratulations on all you have achieved so far. I look forward to the day when I can say “I followed that guy back when…”

  10. nick says:

    Some day I think it would be great to read about how players who bash each others’ faces in (or at least play with people who have bashed their face in) during the year manage to get along off the ice (offseason training buddies, NHLPA business, or just plain friends). Surely even though there’s mutual respect there have got to be some grudges when you show up to Gary Roberts’ summer camp and the guy who hit your teammate from behind is there? or when a new player is acquired from the Enemy? How do you think Pouliot will feel sitting in a room with 20 guys whose balls he would’ve sliced off last year if he had the chance?

  11. St. Cloud Gopher says:

    Funny, I quit checking this blog six times a day when I found steady employment. As a writer myself, albeit one with no “offseason,” I understand the unwillingness/inability/general blase attitude toward the non-paying gig.
    Like mentioned above, keep at it. And if someone wants to pay you for it, all the better.

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