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A Compassionate Canadian Proposal For A Death With Dignity

Some weeks ago I noted that Quebec’s Bill 52 – An Act Respecting End-of-Life-Care has gathered and polarized public debate. The Bill begins to provide the legislative framework for a death with dignity. However, it raises flags for those of us who have been concerned about the issue. A colleague and friend of mine in Montreal, Lorine…

Between The Pages – The Night Before the Giller Prize

Joy. Pride. Satisfaction. Pleasure. I experienced every one of these feelings this evening as I listened to the Giller Prize finalists speak about their writing processes, and then again as they  read their from their works.  Koerner Hall was a perfect venue. It offers an intimacy that is unparalleled for a large venue. And by…

Autumn’s Grace Celebration – October 26, 2013

Thank you to Mary and Anton Davies for hosting a wonderful celebration with friends from University of Toronto Schools of Engineering and Nursing (7T2 & 7T3 & 7T7). It was a joyful evening. I think the best feature of having  a book published is hearing how the story I chose to tell resonates with other…