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Guest post – my daughter Maggie

For a school assignment this summer, my daughter Maggie must publish something online. I’m delighted my high school freshman chose her dad’s blog as the platform, and hope you enjoy her short story as much as I did! Maggie: So, … Continue reading

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Breaking down walls: lessons from a compost bin

From time to time I write about what my garden is teaching me about life. Paying attention to the plants, insects, birds and soil with which I share space helps cultivate within me the practice of listening to my own … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 52

Mark caught up to Yiftach and laid a hand on his shoulder as he walked across the courtyard. Yiftach flinched at his touch and spun around to find a look of concern etched in the wrinkles of Mark’s face. “You … Continue reading

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Radishes and radicals

Twice a year, I clear out our chicken coop, piling up the pine shavings and poop against the fence to cure over the course of 6 months. If I were to put it straight on the vegetable beds, the ammonia … Continue reading

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A painless anniversary

A year ago today I was lying on a hospital bed, awaiting a second surgery to address the staph infection that had developed in my knee following a routine ACL replacement procedure. Some surgical thread had been left in my … Continue reading

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Four 3-word sentences that lead to wisdom

It’s no secret that my favourite fiction genre is the murder mystery. And of the many, many detective series I read, my favourite character without question is Louise Penny’s creation, Inspector Armand Gamache of the Québec Sûreté. If you’ve never visited … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 51

For the setting and a cast of characters for this series, click here. The awkward silence that fell across the courtyard following Yiftach’s outburst was broken by Rachel. As all eyes turned towards her, her own were turned towards Yiftach, a … Continue reading

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