Monday, July 17, 2018 – Camp G & G

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. Henry James It’s hot. Kamloops hot. Hot as in it’s still 37C/99F at 8:00 in the evening when we’re driving home, having enjoyed supper and play in the park, and a stop to water the dry and

Sunday, July 1, 2018 – Canada Day

From generation to generation, lights are extinguished and darkness threatens until some one stoops to bear the torch. Laurence Overmire, Honor and Remembrance It’s Canada Day. Gerry hoists our beautiful flag and we acknowledge, with gratitude, the gift of being Canadian and living in this beautiful land. I think about my low-German speaking Mennonite Brethren

Saturday, June 30, 2018

If you can make your ancestors real for yourself, learn their stories and who they were, your life - and death - will take on added meaning. You will see yourself in the Big Picture that includes all human life that has come and gone on the planet.  Laurence Overmire, Digging for Ancestral Gold I’m

Monday, June 25, 2018 – Soak Time

Over the course of the millennia, all these multitudes of ancestors, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have

June 24, 2018 – Dance Recital

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. Martha Graham It’s warm—uncomfortably warm. There is no air conditioning in Vanier Hall and it seems that this last weekend in June is always warm. Nevertheless, we gladly endure the stuffy heat in the auditorium to watch our granddaughter’s annual dance recital. We’ve got the same seats