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We need great teachers (because we're all students)

We need great teachers (because we're all students)

Sep 22, 2022 / 6:00 pm

My youngest son was ready at 6 am. Ready in spirit, in attitude and excitement of course, not ready in any tangible or physical way. The schoolbag was yet to be...

The unexpected relationship between possibility and scarcity

The unexpected relationship between possibility and scarcity

Jul 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

Summer is full to bursting. I’m on the Kettle Valley Railway trestles, tentatively watching as my youngest son nervously steers his bike towards the...

Life can be like riding downhill on a mountain bike

Life can be like riding downhill on a mountain bike

Jul 1, 2022 / 11:00 am

“Come for a ride” they said, “It will be fun” they said. They were right. Earlier this spring, a number of my friends and colleagues at...

Opening up our world through language

Opening up our world through language

May 20, 2022 / 11:00 am

There are nearly 500 explorable caves at Lava Beds National Monument in the U.S. On a recent visit, my family managed to see six of them. The caves are...

When you find yourself reintroduced to Resurrection

When you find yourself reintroduced to Resurrection

Apr 19, 2022 / 11:00 am

"So Jesus is kind of like a zombie?” I bite my lip a little at the unintentional irreverence and honest curiosity of my youngest child, who has his...

The season has shifted and so have I

The season has shifted and so have I

Mar 21, 2022 / 4:00 am

I start the day hurried, leaving the house to walk my son to school at 8 a.m. It is one foot in front of the other, as we walk single file by the side of the...

Learning how to do it right from doing it wrong

Learning how to do it right from doing it wrong

Feb 20, 2022 / 4:00 am

It had been a great day. A day off of work, uneventful and filled with nothing but sunlight, a good audiobook and an extended walk with my dog. And it was a...

In these troubled times we brace for impact and hope for the best

In these troubled times we brace for impact and hope for the best

Jan 20, 2022 / 4:00 am

In the old world, the winter months were littered with parties. Not huge, extravagant affairs, mind you. More like get-togethers than “events,” but...

The music of season forced merriment

The music of season forced merriment

Dec 21, 2021 / 11:00 am

It’s still snowing. It’s just after 5 a.m. and I wake to make breakfast and boil water for the day’s (first) coffee. The snow is visible only...

For many of us, grief is the ultimate cost of love

For many of us, grief is the ultimate cost of love

Nov 23, 2021 / 11:00 am

There he is, the magnificent beast. He stands watch, regal and perched upon his throne, the padded dog bed inset within our living room’s bay window. The...

Evil is not always a monster we see

Evil is not always a monster we see

Oct 21, 2021 / 6:00 am

The robotic clown towers above us, breathtaking and menacing. He is impossibly tall, maybe seven or even eight feet on top of his small stand. The...

Facing the challenges of Covid as an emergency room nurse

Facing the challenges of Covid as an emergency room nurse

Sep 21, 2021 / 11:00 am

The patient in front of me tells me he has been having chest pain for the past 10 hours, a sore throat, headaches and shortness of breath for the past week....

Wrong answers only

Wrong answers only

Aug 19, 2021 / 11:00 am

“Five minutes, that’s all I’m asking for.” I speak the words to myself, to the air, to whatever deity or saint might be listening and...

Fire in the sky

Fire in the sky

Jul 27, 2021 / 6:00 am

On March 25, I was staring at the sky, and I didn’t know what I was seeing. We were staying at a remote cabin, a campfire in front of us, the gathering...

Beautiful, terrible and fragile

Beautiful, terrible and fragile

Jun 18, 2021 / 11:00 am

The hike up to Gold Creek Falls is well worn, appropriately marked, family friendly, and safe. In fact, the word hike hardly seems appropriate. The path to the...

Going 'just' beyond

Going 'just' beyond

May 17, 2021 / 11:00 am

We made our maiden voyage last Sunday. It was a perfect day for kayaking. Slightly overcast, not nearly as showy as the clear, blue skies and radiant sun of the...

You get to choose

You get to choose

Apr 19, 2021 / 11:17 am

“Who do you want to be?” I ask myself this, as I’m staring out the window into a sky of endless grey. It’s early morning and...

Flawed exteriors, interiors

Flawed exteriors, interiors

Mar 21, 2021 / 11:00 am

I have been spending hours fixing a single drawer. It’s our Tupperware drawer, and it’s been broken for months. The drawer is composed of two...

February trickery

February trickery

Feb 22, 2021 / 11:11 am

"But I thought it was spring” On our brief walk to his school, my seven year old mouths these words to me. I can hardly make them out as he’s...

Parts and the whole

Parts and the whole

Jan 25, 2021 / 11:30 am

“He’s your friend; he’s your friend; he’s your friend.” I repeat the phrase like a mantra. Familiar words that had lost all...

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