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.

Ten Days to 100% Publicity

So over the past few months, we have been slowly telling people. But the circle of conspiracy surrounding this pregnancy is about to blow wide open – a week from Monday, J will be fully informing her staff. After that, I’ll be publicly announcing the news on Facebook & via other media. I’m looking forward […]

Doctor Two: More Sounds

Today J and I went to the doctor (OB/GYN). This was our second visit. She has to pee in a cup. I’m not sure what this urine sample is used for (other than to generate awkward conversation with the nurse/receptionist), but given some of the other clientele I have seen combined with the poster depicting […]

Travelling Through Time

Seeing birth and death so vividly portrayed and distilled into visceral narrative essences while I am still struggling with understanding the recent passing of my father and the imminent arrival of my first-born child left me feeling hopeless and lost in spite of my usual stoic resolution with the universe.

Weekend with the Nephews

What a weekend! Two very chatty young boys! A dog. A new place. Staying the weekend. And I had to work two day this weekend too! Is this parenting thing going to work?! No, I’m not complaining (besides, J handled most of it), it I guess I’m the type of guy who wades into fresh […]