A New Season

Well, we did it. We made it through spring and now on this the last day of August, for all intents and purposes, we’re wrapping up a topsy-turvy summer. It’s dark when I rise now, and there’s an unmistakable chill in the air. Even in the afternoon when it’s warm (or hot—there’s still a good measure

An Ordinary Monday

There’s nothing especially remarkable about the sky right now. I’ve been watching it gradually grow light, and for a while I thought it might be spectacular. Not so. Not yet. There are more days like this than there are extraordinary ones—in terms of sunrises and experiences. We must learn to appreciate the ordinary, and see through it

The Better Work

I will spend the rest of my life figuring out how to do these things, doing them, not doing them, and trying again to do them well. Whether I worship with others in a sanctuary, a cathedral, a park, on ZOOM; in solitude; or while walking through a forest, along a beach, or tending a

Mid-Summer

It’s hot. Kamloops summer hot. Oh, how we love it! I head to the garden early to harvest beautiful tri-colour beans. Back home I wash, snap, blanch, and tuck them in freezer bags. I sit on the deck and read what was once my favourite book (The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder). I lost

How’r We Doing?

Another Monday in COVID time and we’re all still holding our breath a little—or a lot, depending on the hour or the day. It’s the last one in July and how in the world did we get here already? How’r you holding up?  In other times (BP: before the pandemic), when someone we knew was