Remembering my Dad

Remembering my Dad

My father — Grant Cunningham — was always the go-to guy for anything that needed fixing. His day job for more than 30 years was with Bell Canada (which he always called “Mother Bell”), but on the side he fixed stuff. In his prime, he built a...
Scare yourself to learn and grow

Scare yourself to learn and grow

One of my neighbours used to create increasingly elaborate scenes on his front lawn at Halloween. The figure of Dracula rested in a coffin; actually the neighbour’s son, he came to life and rose as children shrieked and ran past. The blade of a guillotine,...
#NoMoreBullies

#NoMoreBullies

Several different sources have pointed me to comedian Rick Mercer’s powerful rant this week about bullying, which was inspired by the recent suicide of 15-year-old Jamie Hubley. As a mother, I can only begin to imagine the heartbreak Jamie’s family is...