Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Good Story, Good Donuts, Good Karma

“I’ve been known to have a few (donuts) in one sitting,” says former Maine Mariner, Boston Bruin, and Oklahoma City Blazer defenseman Bruce Shoebottom. Shoe, who now lives in Maine and keeps busy recruiting salespeople for Glacial Energy and playing for the Boston Bruins Alumni, made time to talk about his hockey history—a good story—and his fondness for my favorite food group.

If he has one regret about his hockey career, it’s that he was “always in such a hurry to get to games.” He wishes he could have slowed down to “take a few more things in and enjoy.” Yet as an Oklahoma City Blazer in 1993–94, he did stop and smell the donuts. He recalls visiting the Dunkin’ Donuts shop on Route 66, the road that would lead him to Southern California.

Two years later, he was playing for the San Diego Gulls, and in the 1996–97 season he tallied a dozen points: six goals and six assists.

Now that he’s retired, donuts still delight him. “I always liked the Double Chocolate and the French Cruller,” he says. But he won’t eat too many of either and cautions anyone he might hire: “You gotta be careful in Sales; you’re one or two donuts away from being 260 pounds.”

From good donuts to the law of moral causation…Shoe would like readers to consider donating to one of causes below. “Good Karma going forward,” he says.

Positive Thoughts for Keri
c/o Sue Bosworth
23 Second Street
Amesbury Mass 01913

Travis Roy Foundation
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