New Release​

Que Sera

Most things in life aren’t in our control. Things just happen, sometimes as a prelude to our arrival here. I take readers on a journey through the early part of my life and recount the personal history of a “patient pioneer” in open heart surgery. I was one of the first young patients of the surgeon who pioneered open-heart surgery; Dr. William Thornton Mustard.

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A Word from the Author
Barry Portrait

I came to Canada as a young child with a vague notion that doctors there would make me better. In England I was sick a lot of the time, and my parents were hopeful the move would give me a chance for a life. The hope lay in the pioneering work of Dr.William Mustard, one of Canada’s unsung heroes.

In my new country, I got healthy and thrived. I learned to skate, play hockey, paddle a canoe and play the guitar. I lived through the tumultuous sixties, not always travelling in a straight line. Moving to a new country was difficult for my parents, who often struggled to find peace of mind and could not provide the guidance I needed. Our family eventually came apart at the seams.

I now live with my life partner, whom I met at the right time. We have two adult children and four amazing grandchildren. They are the central joy of our lives. When not in their company, I spend as much time as I can in the great outdoors. I enjoy camping, paddling, playing hockey, and, at least once a week, gathering with friends to play music. In my spare time, I find the time to write.

Barry Cull

Writer, Speaker, Singer and Birder

What Readers are Saying

“A nice piece of social history…growing up in Ontario in the 1960’s.”

Ken Sproul