Hi Mark - I think we might be related , if you have any family who se origins are from Winnipeg. I'm 78 yrs. old- Iremember someone called Ben Boal,and his parents,Bessie and Charlie. Bessie was my mother's cousin, When I saw a fullpage picture of you in my local Herald Tribune, I saw a resemblance to a nephew of Bessie's. Since Boal is an unusual name , I think perhaps there's a connection.I live in Herzliya, Israel;one of my grandaughters is at present studying at CUNY in NYC>,and I recently visited her, She's in the Master's Journalism course ,as all her family are in media here.MY email: I'd like to know more about you and your work in any case,so I'd love tohear from you. Congratulations on your spectacular award.I also read about a year ago something about a Dr. Benjamin Boal - could it be the Ben I knew as a little boy i our family in Wpg.?Hope this reaches you-Clarice (Cutler) Silberman.