One of my favourite Gospel stories tells of Jesus cooking and serving a shore lunch for his disciples. Gritty, hungry fishermen hold out their hands to receive bread and fish from Jesus’ scarred hands. After his resurrection Jesus took an … read more

A Flash of Red

The deep, radiant red of the maple leaf on the coffee table focused our thoughts. “Do you have any idea how much creative energy it took for this one leaf to be on the side of my road?” We’d spent … read more

Dutiful & Grateful

A few months shy of my fifth birthday I became an “older brother” with duty and responsibility as the key expectations.  Whether by nature or nurture I continue to have the mix of qualities associated with this accident of birth … read more

Headlines & Hope Intersect

The headlines – whether in ink or online – can get to you sometimes. Is Quebec’s “Charter of Values” just thinly veiled fear of Muslims? Will our economy tank with the U.S government shutdown? What’s going to happen to my … read more

Street Corners

When asked his location a man in a phone booth looks out and says “I’m at the corner of Telephone & Telephone” – it’s a sad old joke. Some younger friends may even say “What’s a telephone booth? Some of … read more