Monthly Archives: July 2013

In honour of Fred Gailus, my father, who died suddenly Friday, July 12th

My Dad’s shop broom may have been the greatest teaching tool ever invented. ┬áIt had a long wooden handle that screwed into a wooden brush and it probably cost about $3.99 at Canadian Tire when my dad bought it a couple of years after dust was invented. That thing had splintered and cracked in a […]

A Farewell to Mike McCardell: The story about a shoe.

It was a story about a shoe. My early exposure to Mike McCardell’s story-telling brilliance happened nearly 20 years ago when I was producing and anchoring the weekend news in Calgary. We always looked for something interesting on the network feed, and often prayed that Mike had done something that would resonate with our viewers […]