Mike O’Brien is a writer, actor, husband and dad. His “likes” include travel, scallops and old movies. His “dislikes” include sarcomas, nausea and low platelet counts.
His professional resume includes 15 years as a newspaper reporter in western Canada, 11 years working for CBC radio, primarily as a comedy writer, and the author of a book about prairie life (Calling the Prairies Home). As an actor, he appeared in multiple episodes of Corner Gas (as Wes Humboldt) and Less Than Kind (as Lorne Goldstein), as well as many movies that tend to go “straight to DVD.”
He lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with Robin, Will and Slim the dog. His mantra is “What would George Bailey do?”
Note: In March 2014, Mike O’Brien started this blog to document his life with cancer. In May 2015, Mike died. His wife Robin, also a writer, picked up where he left off.
Robin Summerfield is a journalist, author, picture taker and mom. Her “likes” include travel, free food and binge-watching television. Her “dislikes” include Stage 4 cancer, mean girls and black licorice.
Her professional resume includes: newspaper reporter and columnist for 10 years in western Canada; cookbook author (Winnipeg Cooks); and magazine editor (Ciao!). She is a freelance writer for many other publications. At CBC Radio Canada, Robin has been tapped as an online food writer, on-air columnist, and associate radio producer for the corporation.
She lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with her son. Her mantra is “What would Kim Kardashian do?”
Those interested in using blog photos for non-commercial purposes:
1) Thanks, that’s cool.
2) Please give photo credit to Mike O’Brien or Robin Summerfield, where applicable.
Robin can be contacted directly at: robin[dot]summerfield@yahoo[dot]ca