My story about the history of Canada Day: https://thewalrus.ca/how-canada-day-got-its-name/
My Globe obit of Claire Kirkland-Casgrain: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/claire-kirkland-casgrain-was-quebecs-first-female-legislator/article29502344/
I haven't posted for ages, but please read my obituary of Dr. Victor Goldbloom: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/victor-goldbloom-eminent-quebecker-brought-people-together/article28943335/
As a journalist, I love to explore people's lives. For stories like this one, there's always a regret that I didn't know them when they were alive: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/phyllis-grosskurth-brilliant-biographer-relished-a-challenge/article26155035/
Thank you, Trustify! Now I know an old email address of mine is floating out there on the web as part of the Ashley Madison hack. So is an old email that belongs to my friend, Sarah Scott, for she was my partner in research. Lest you think I'm a cheater, let me say that I told He Who Must Not Stray, otherwise known as my husband, what I was doing on that cold November night back in 2003: research for a possible column in the Montreal Gazette about a cheating website. We signed up, Sarah and I, a little bit tipsy, and within a week, we had more than 100 replies from men who were hairy and not, who had pot bellies, moustaches and fantasies of long and slow threesomes in which edible oils, perfumes and lotions would be used. As I wrote in a column about the experience the following January: Been there. Done that. Yawn.
Read my obituary of Jean Dore in today's Globe and Mail: http://bit.ly/1K2HePJ
What is it about dogs and food? Charlie, who had major knee surgery six weeks ago today, has been limping around like crazy. Then I take him to his favourite pet store for the first time in months and buy him a bully stick. Holding it in his mouth like a cigar, he pulls me home in a race walk, not limping a bit ...
Read my obit on Jim Doak, who died suddenly in Mongolia last month http://bit.ly/1FW0TQn.
Here's my obit of Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/archbishop-of-montreal-cardinal-jean-claude-turcotte-dead-at-78/article23830593/
How amazing to think of a time when newspaper scribes were given a year to write articles such as a 32-part series on the insurance industry! Read the obit: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/betty-lee-a-comet-in-canadian-journalism/article23587356/
It's been rather wonderful lately: great for snowshoeing and walking in the woods!
So proud of my husband and the rest of the brave team at The Fifth Estate for last night's doc that took a hard look at their own corporation. And if I was younger, I'd want to grow up to be Gillian Findlay. Check out her interview with CBC exec Chris Boyce: cbc.ca/fifth
Read my Globe and Mail obit of Don Obe, writer, teacher and mentor: http://bit.ly/1yuBHfc
Or maybe that should be 'gospel.' Whatever. And check out my Q & A with a gastroenterologist who knows what he's talking about: http://allergicliving.com/2014/11/20/qa-with-celiac-expert-dr-joseph-murray/