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The Root of it All

Happy Canada Day!

Note: I will begin my Canada Day celebrations by leading worship at an area United Church. Following is the message I will deliver as part of that worship service. I believe it is fitting to share this as my Canada Day editorial.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.

Life IS change. Too often people attempt to resist change, a futile endeavour, at best.

Good Sense and Patience!

I've posted a number of columns detailing the many incidents of bad driving I have witnessed. While I would like to say that the situation has improved, that certainly is not the case.

Student Strike Protest - Update

Update: Organizers of this coming weekend's Canadian Grand Prix race in Montréal have cancelled a pre-race open house event following direct threats from student groups to use the event as a venue for further protests.

God Save the Queen!

Note: This editorial was originally published 21 May 2007. I have chosen to re-post it because I believe it is important to be reminded of our history. As well, calling this holiday the "May-Two-Four Weekend" just plain irks me.

God Save the Queen!

Note: This editorial was originally published 21 May 2007. I have chosen to re-post it because I believe it is important to be reminded of our history. As well, calling this holiday the "May-Two-Four Weekend" just plain irks me.

Be it ever so humble…

…there's no place like home. I took a road trip last week. Four of us piled into a car without working air conditioning and travelled to London, Ontario, for the Annual Meeting of the London Conference of the United Church of Canada.

Nutty as squirrel poo!

* ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Rita Skeeter, quoting Enid Smeek, describing Bathilda Bagshot) That quote from the Harry Potter series made me laugh (very much out loud) when I first read it.

The Best Little Wh…

…uh… Brothel in the Sault.

A stunned silence.

Over the years I have had to come to grips with the deaths of quite a few loved ones and friends: drownings, cancer, accidents, and suicides. While each death has left an empty spot in my heart, the memory of that person lives on.