Denial Is My Spiritual Practice Too!

An unsolicited book review! Denial Is My Spiritual Practice by Rachel Hackenberg and Martha Spong  is a book that everyone needs to read! I received it on Thursday and finished it Sunday afternoon. Their courage and vulnerability in sharing such hard parts of their personal stories, stories that we often only share with our closest…

All My Life’s a Circle

Or a spiral or something… Fourteen years ago, about this time of year, I left my home in Nova Scotia to head to Ontario. Ordained for a little over a month, I was on my way to my settlement charge in Claremont, a ‘hamlet’ about an hour northeast of Toronto. I spent the first night…

Legends and Heroes

This is a copy of the letter I wrote to Jennie King, Managing Director of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo:  Dear Ms King, I have been a big fan of the Tattoo for many years; attended at least 15 performances and have  always admired how the show skillfully navigates the challenge between glorifying war…

Schrödinger’s Camera Card

A colleague who expressed appreciation for my nature photography asked me if I ever did family photos. She and her husband, their adult children, one partner, along with two dogs, were all going to be in the same place, at the same time and she wanted a family photo. I told her no, that I…

My Week with an Agnostic

I am sure most people have had the experience of feeling immediately connected to someone and it was that way with Liz and me. While she had moved to Victoria not long after we met, we kept in touch through Facebook; as an insomniac, Liz would often be on-line when I got up and we…