Author Archives: Matthew Walthert

Ava’s Sportswriting Debut

My five(soon to be six)-year-old daughter Ava said she wanted to write an article, just like her dad, so we watched qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this morning and took some notes. Here is her story: Formula One … Continue reading

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A Pittance of Time

When we talk about places like Vimy Ridge and Juno Beach, proud moments in our country’s history, we cannot forget the cost of those battles. In the four days it took to capture Vimy, for example, 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed. Continue reading

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The Blue Jays: A Love Story

Tonight is a good night. Tonight, for the first time in 22 years, the Toronto Blue Jays are AL East champions. For the first time since I was nine years old, the Jays are going to the play-offs. Continue reading

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Lunch Time and the Power of Suggestion

The other day, Caitlin asked Michael what he wanted to eat for lunch.

Usually, this question elicits an “I don’t know” or “peanut butter sandwich” response. This time, though, Mike said he wanted an egg-and-sausage sandwich on toast. Continue reading

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The Day I Met Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert has been part of my life since university. Like most students, I did (and still do) a lot of research and writing late at night, and I always used to take a break when The Colbert Report came on. Continue reading

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A Bit of Background to My American Pharoah at Saratoga Story

With Triple Crown winner American Pharoah set to run in the Travers Stakes, I was in Saratoga Springs, NY last weekend to cover the atmosphere for VICE Sports. Continue reading

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Backpacking in the New Hampshire Backcountry

Caitlin is really interested in backpacking and backcountry camping. She’s been reading a lot about the Appalachian Trail (AT), the Pacific Coast Trail, the Camino de Santiago and any other long hiking trails you can think of. Continue reading

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Things My Dad Taught Me

Happy Father’s Day to my Dad! Continue reading

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Would a Triple Crown Winner Really Be Good for Horse Racing?

Later today, American Pharoah will attempt to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Continue reading

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Survivorman: Bigfoot

My brother introduced me to Les Stroud’s Survivorman shows and I’ve seen them all and think they’re great. Stroud, if you haven’t seen any of his shows, is informative, entertaining and, as some of my army buddies would say, hard as f***. Plus, he’s Canadian! Continue reading

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