A Simple Wrong Turn

Last week our District Superintendent and I were flying back from Montreal and were on our way to our gate to catch our plane. The escalator wasn’t working and so we headed for the elevator.  It was a small elevator and the lady getting on had a stroller and a suitcase and said there wasn’t…

Nope, Not Today

The other day, I was just getting into my car in a parking lot when a guy came out of a pizza joint with a huge slice of pizza. And it looked awesome. Have I mentioned that I love pizza? It is one of the few foods that fits perfect as lunch, supper, breakfast or…

Regrets, I’ve Had a Few

I was reading an article the other day that said: Regret can seriously damage your mental health. And I think deep down most of us understand that. However, having now heard it spoken aloud, I’m sure there will be those who regret the regrets they’ve had. But it’s too late, what’s done is done. Far…

Time Flies

Where does the time go?  This week it’s been twenty-five years.  That’s a quarter of a century. That’s right, twenty-five years ago this week Amazon was founded and while that was important for Jeff Bezos, it really didn’t impact my life.  However, two days later, on July 7th 1994, my name was read at Beulah…

Just Sayin’

I was reading an article the other day about the problem of feral pigs in Alberta. Not that I’m all that interested in the problem of feral pigs in Alberta..... However, I discovered that feral pigs are one of the world’s most invasive species. Who would have thought? And while fascinating, that wasn’t what captured…

Oops

It’s one of those headlines that make you go; Really?  It read; Rogue Chinese scientist made ‘foolish’ choice in gene-edited babies.  Really?  Who would have thought attempting to play God might be a foolish choice? The scientist, He Jiankui, caused an uproar in the international community last year when he admitted that he had altered…

Looking Good

Last week we put new shingles on the roof of our shed. And when I say we, I mean Bruce put new shingles on the roof of our shed while I cut shingles, and carried shingles and passed shingles. Things I could do with my feet planted firmly on the ground. And when we were…

So, You Don’t Like the Ending?

Let me start by stating that I have never watched Games of Throne, but apparently there have been more than a few people who have followed the show over its eight-year history. A history that ended with the series finale last month. I didn’t watch that episode either, but again apparently there were a few…

Oops

Tuesday was garbage day, and I knew it was organics so I dragged my green bin out to the side of the road along with my recyclables As I drove to the church, I began to notice how many of my neighbours had it wrong. They didn’t have their green bins out, they had their…

I’m sure they’re green

It seemed like a no brainer, something everyone should be able to agree on.  But then again, not necessarily so when you are dealing with people. The question is simple: Is a tennis ball green, yellow or some other colour?  Simple, right?  Everybody knows the answer is green.  Or maybe not. In one survey, when…