Indy Beads

I pull out my carry-on bag, open it, and slide my hand into a red Chinese embroidered bag about the size of Crown Royal whiskey bag. It contains the colourful glass beads, each containing a speck of Indy dust – this is what Mark and I have named her cremated remains. In the end we…

Little Voices

Little Voices is the product of a unique partnership between visual artist, Patti Normand and writer, Lesley Buxton. Together, they have created an intimate portrait of a fictional Canadian town known as Silent Falls. The precisely detailed dioramas create a visual biography of the town and are intentionally small, like toys, so as to create a false sense…

One Strong Girl

I wake up with a start. India is screaming. Giant cockroaches are coming to kill her. She’s shaking, her eyes round and huge. I don’t know what she’s talking about. I tell her she’s just having a bad dream. She clutches my arm, pulls me tightly. I tell her she’s okay, that I would never…

Featured Article: Today’s Parent

[Excerpt] My only child died, but I’ll always be a mother. I will always be India’s mother. But what does that mean now that she’s gone? My first Mother’s Day without my daughter fell seven months after her death. India, my only child, died at 16, after a six-year battle with a devastating neurodegenerative disease…