He built it, and they came. They came by the thousands last week, aragtag army of pastyfaced computer geeks in sandals and T-shirts, streaming into the San Jose Convention Center in California’s Silicon Valley to honour the 29-year-old hacker from Helsinki who might just be the one to dethrone Bill Gates.By ROSS LAVER20 min
In your cover story “The mother load” (March 1), Danielle Crittenden, author of What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman seems to forget about half the parenting population. What about the father load and the lament of generations past and present regarding the dads who are always working and neglecting their families?
If St. John’s has a grande dame, it may well be Grace Sparkes, a tiny, 91-year-old former schoolteacher with a laugh as gentle as wind chimes in a light breeze. Her position within the province’s Tory establishment is such that any time the party convenes she is invited to attend as a guest of honour.By JOHN DeMONT7 min
Roman Catholic Bishop Frederick Henry heard the call of God from a very early age. His mother, Noreen, can recall a three-year-old Frederick sitting near the front of the church in London, Ont., and pointing to the priest. “When I grow up,” he told his parents, “I’m going to be one of those guys.”By BRIAN BERGMAN6 min
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