Assuming… I just turned forty. In my teens and twenties, I had a lot of assumptions about this birthday, most of which were created by my parents’ fortieth birthday parties. On both occasions our house … Read more
Andrew Pyper is coming to WCYR tomorrow. I am introducing him, and in the process of research found this talk on YouTube. It’s fun, and good advice I think. Enjoy. Surround your working world with … Read more
In the world of Buddhism there is a figure known as Avalokiteshvara in India, as Kuan Yin in China, and as Kannon in Japan. He or she (in some cultures the avatar is male, in … Read more
Are you someone who enjoys making lists? Are you a compulsive list maker? You are not alone. List-making is an activity most of us do without even thinking about it.
A tragic reality of today is reflected in the true plight of our spiritual existence: we are spineless and cannot stand straight. Ai Wei Wei I set my alarm clock last night, and I deliberately … Read more
Six-weeks ago, I was visiting with friends in Toronto and the topic of young adult novels came up over lunch. My friend Celeste, who is a Grade Seven teacher, and someone whom I would … Read more
Sometimes when I sit down to write a blog post, I get absolutely nowhere. Or rather, I start somewhere, and then the writing goes off on some tangent that is ill-advised, not suitable for … Read more