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Posts from the ‘People’ Category

The boy whose breath deserts him when he sleeps

It’s a busy Wednesday night at the Fergus swimming pool. Babies as young as a few month’s old are being introduced to the water in the small, warm pool.

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Miss you Sarah, now and forever

Ten years ago my wife and I spotted deer in the woods below our house in Elora, for the first time ever. There was also a lot of noisy activity from the crows in the cedars, which seemed odd because it was still late winter. Read more

Josh Cassidy: built for speed and for artistry

In his race photos, Josh Cassidy is an intimidating, even fierce presence. Read more

Music carries the spirit of Christmas

It’s a little less than two weeks before Christmas and I’m seated in the River Run Centre, just two rows from the front of the large stage. Read more

The house that Thomas and Helen built

“SO WHICH is harder, building a house or writing a novel?” I ask novelist Thomas King and his partner, Helen Hoy, who is a painter. Read more

Nice shot, Randy – eulogy for a friend

My friend Randy called me last February, shortly after he received the news that his cancer had metastasized and his condition had gone from “hopeful” to “terminal”. He was worried, and although his spirits were sagging he was also on a mission. Read more