Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Days

Such a short life might fit into the palm of your hand: warm and weighted like a small furry animal, or, like a sea-shell examined at the edge of the ocean, glistening and clean in the bright sunlight. In its compactness, such a life is almost comprehensible. Almost.

Brand Extension

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 OCTOBER 2009 MOWAT-HUTCHINSON ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCE IMMINENT NEW BRAND EXTENSION SASKATOON – At a press conference this morning, Janelle Hutchinson, Co-President and fifty-percent shareholder in MOWAT-HUTCHINSON ENTERPRISES, announced the launch of a new brand extension. The new venture will draw on brand strengths of both MOWAT INDUSTRIES and HUTCHINSON INCORPORATED, each contributing […]

The Boy in the Moon

Brown and his wife, Johanna Schneller, are both Globe & Mail reporters and have a boy – Walker – who has a very rare genetic syndrome (cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome, or CFC). Brown’s book is an autobiographical account of their experiences.

Another Loss

The funeral for my father went well. I was back home for the first night on Sunday night. We got another unexpected shock on Monday morning: My aunt Mavis also had a heart attack and died in Saskatoon.

Death of a Dad

This past Tuesday (August 18), my father passed away suddenly at the age of 58. The call came at six in the morning. Those calls are never good, I imagine. But it didn’t cross my mind. J and I were on the road before eight, kenneling our puggle for the night and packing for a […]