Author Archives: Gabriel

About Gabriel

I’ve lived in more than fifty places. I've been paid to pick stones out of fields, take backstage photos of Britney Spears, and report on Internet privacy issues. My photos have been published in several newspapers, and a couple of magazines.

Little Victor Update | Finally, he can fly

. A few days ago Victor and Andrew, his older brother, were playing what was essentially ‘motionless tag’ in the living room. Basically it was Victor tapping Andrew’s shoulder, then yelling “tag, you’re it”, and Andrew immediately doing the same … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Humor, Humour, Parenthood, Parenting, Vankleek Hill, Vankleek Hill Adventures, Victor's Week In Review, Writing | Tagged | 3 Comments

According to Walt Wawra the world is a place in need of infinitely more guns

. . If you were still wondering about the differences between Canada and the US, in terms of gun culture and other stuff, this might explain a few things… According to his letter to the Calgary Herald, Walt Wawra, a … Continue reading

Posted in American Politics, Canadian Politics, Civil Rights, Politics, Writing | Tagged , | 6 Comments

My grandfather taught me how to build a dam instead of islands

. . . When we were kids, and we were lucky, it would rain. And the parking area of my grandfather’s mountain farm would fill up with streams and rivulets. The farm house was in a small valley, near the … Continue reading

Posted in Bud, CSN:AFU Aboot Me, Depression, Family, Parenting, Quebec, Vankleek Hill, Victor, Writing | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Maybe it’s time to kill the May Show

. . The May Show of today is a pale imitation of the May Show that was so successful through the 1980’s and the first half of the 90’s, so maybe it’s time to stop pretending and just let it … Continue reading

Posted in Champlain Township, Eastern Ontario, Entertainment, Hawkesbury, Reporting, Vankleek Hill, Writing | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

My daughter died while being delivered on Friday afternoon

. Evangeline, my daughter, died while being delivered on Friday. My girlfriend’s water broke last Tuesday, while Evangeline was in her 22nd-week. The doctors and nurses at the Ottawa General did everything they could to keep Diane healthy, and Evangeline … Continue reading

Posted in Evangeline's Week In Review, Health, Ottawa, Parenthood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Vankleek Hill, Victor's Week In Review, Writing | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Pregnancy Update: What happens when her water breaks far too soon

. Diane’s water broke, so she has been in the hospital since Tuesday, and won’t be released until the baby is born. The problem is she’s only 22-weeks into the pregnancy, which is far too early for a safe delivery. … Continue reading

Posted in Diabetes, Evangeline's Week In Review, Family, Health, Parenthood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Vankleek Hill, Victor's Week In Review, Writing | Tagged | 1 Comment