Time Flies

I came across some old pictures the other day and saw one of my mother and me. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen that picture, but this time I realized a few things. When that picture was taken, John F. Kennedy was still alive, as were Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. WW 2…

Resetting the Silence

Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a never-ending loop?  That every day is the same and things never change. In 1993 Bill Murray starred in the Comedy, Ground Hog Day, and it tells the story of a weatherman reporting on Groundhog Day, only to get up the next morning to discover that…

Resetting our Serving

Time travel has been a part of science fiction for years. From H. G. Wells’, the Time Machine, published in 1895 right up to this year’s Loki from the Marvel Universe, we seem to be fascinated with the concept of being able to travel through time. I didn’t read Well’s novel, but I remember reading…

Who is my Neighbour

“You can’t force someone to be a good Samaritan.” Those words were spoken by Constable Liz Newton of the Ontario Provincial Police in a news article relating to an incident that happened in Springwater Ontario earlier in the month. After a car carrying two teenagers crashed and caught on fire, witnesses took photos and videos…

Can You Hear Me Now?

Some news stories have the Penn written all over them. Last month, a man became lost while hiking on Mount Elbert, Colorado’s tallest mountain. After the man failed to return when he was supposed to, Lake County Search and Rescue (LCSAR) was called in and searched through the night to no avail. In an attempt to…

Where are you Heading?

I thought I knew where I was going. Apparently, I didn’t. Last Saturday, Stefan asked me to give him a ride back from the U-Haul in Bayers Lake after he returned the truck from their move. And I was pretty sure I knew where that U-Haul location was, but it was not there. That mistake…

Resetting the Vision

The year was 2011 and Jake Epping, a high school teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, discovered a time travel portal in the back room of Al’s diner. Stepping into the portal would take you back to September 9, 1958, at 11:58 a.m., and regardless of how long you stayed, minutes, hours, days, or years, when you…

Where are you Standing?

I read recently that Canada Goose, the clothing manufacturer, has made the decision to stop using real coyote fur to trim their down-filled coats. The decision came after years of protest from the animal rights community. And I wondered, what about the geese?Collecting goose down isn’t the same as shearing a sheep. It’s more like…

A Life Well Lived

Last Sunday morning I read of the passing of an old friend, and I reflected on our relationship.Russell was part of the congregation of the church I pastored in Truro. When we arrived his family had been worshipping at Truro Wesleyan for close to forty years. Most Sundays you would find Russell and Marjorie, his…

Time Disrupted

If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that I'd like to do Is to save every day 'Til eternity passes away Just to spend them with you. That is the opening verse of “Time in a bottle”, which is the title of one of my favourite songs. If you are old,…