Learning to Speak, in Brevity Blog, Oct. 13, 2022

Greater density in the city, in the Toronto Star, Nov. 22 2022

The romance of silver, in the Globe and Mail, Sept. 22 2022

Correspondence, in Queen’s Quarterly, Spring 2022

Portrait of the Artist: My Visit with Alice Neel, in The New Quarterly, Winter 2021

Secret, in Fullgrownpeople, February 2022

The vaccine is a gift,” Globe and Mail, January 2020

“Telling your story,” Zoomer Magazine, March 2018

“The age of love,” More Magazine, January 2010

“The son also rises,” More Magazine, February, 2009

“After the hormone hurricane,” Globe and Mail, August 2008

“Kicking the car habit,” Toronto Star, July, 2008


Weeding out the reefer madness:
Smoke dope with your adult kids?  A question faced by many a baby
boomer. (July 9, 2004)
Stranger on a train:
When divorce is new, it can be like a third person in a conversation.
(Nov. 23, 1999)
The warrior and his mother:
Why this ugly, violent, expensive game?  Is it part of the combat
involved in being a man? (Jan. 8, 1999)
Farewell, little inner-city school: My kids are not overburdened with old-fashioned learning,
but they know a lot about diversity, flexibility, tolerance and caution,
about coping in a complex, fast-moving world. (May 4, 1998)
The garden of delight:
I was the most reluctant horticulturist. Then I met Dorothy, an Englishwoman
with a thumb as green as they come. (July 23, 1998)
Chilling and Puking:
Often it seemed I was living with a heedless stranger, when it was
really my beloved daughter.  Such is the tsunami called adolescence.
(Aug. 6, 1998)
The bearable unfairness of life: Don kept asking for time with family and friends, free
bus service for everyone in a wheelchair, a group home with a fireplace
and a cat.  And that is what he has. (Oct. 13, 1997)

GLOBE & MAIL, Lives Lived (obituaries submitted
in late 2006)

Donald George Dobie
Edgar “Red” Dobie


Touring: Fresh
Air, read live-to-air before a live audience (April 19, 1998)
This Morning (May 22, 1998)
Christmas Pageant:
Tapestry (Dec. 21, 2003)
Beatles Ed Sullivan Anniversary:
Broadcast in syndication (Feb. 9, 2004)


Tax Cuts : Toronto Star (May
11, 1999)
Opening Night at the Festival:
Ottawa Citizen (Sept. 14, 1997)
Tribute to a Teacher: One parent
profiles a success story. Today’s Parent (Nov. 1994)
Family Kaplan
A writer comes to terms with her famous ancestor and her
half-Jewish self. Pakn Treger (Fall 2004)