One Close Call Away

What a way to be woken up.  Just before midnight on October 3rd of this past year, Ruth Hamilton was woken from her sleep by the barking of her dog Toby.  Just moments later, a meteorite crashed through her ceiling into the pillow next to her. Scientists at Western University’s physics and astronomy department in London say…

The Least of These. . .

In 1923, Frederick Banting, Charles Best and James Collip sold the patent for their newly discovered miracle drug, insulin, to the University of Toronto for 1.00. Dr. Best summed up their motives when he said, “Insulin belongs to the world, not to me.” I’m not sure how he’d feel about the price of insulin now.…

One Life to Live

135 years, wow! And now she has passed, but she certainly had a good run of it.  135 years, 5 months and 21 days after she was born in Xinjiang in Western China, Almihan Seyiti died. She was believed to be the oldest woman in the world. We all have something in common with this…

So this is Christmas

So this is Christmas? Here we are celebrating yet another COVID Christmas. A year ago most of us were confident that this year would be different. The politicians and the scientists promised that if we all did our part, and if we all allowed ourselves to be vaccinated, that COVID would be a distant memory.…

Worth the Trip

Well, I’m home! After ten very long days in Egypt, a sixty-hour return trip, 3 COVID tests and the required isolation, I’m home. I’m sure some might wonder if it was worth it. We saw some incredible things; we met some fantastic people and helped the Wesleyan Standard Church of Egypt celebrate 100 years of…

It’s Next Year Already

It’s not that far away. As a matter of fact, it could almost be described as being just around the corner. You know what I’m talking about, even though you are trying to deny it. That’s right, “Christmas.” It’s only 13 days away, and if that’s not bad enough, there are only 12 shopping days…

A Time of Celebration

By the time you read this, I will either be on my way to Egypt or already there. And people have questioned why, amid a global pandemic, I would choose to travel halfway around the world.   The answer is that I am representing the Atlantic District as the Wesleyan Church in Egypt celebrates their 100thanniversary.…

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…

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…

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…