Sorry, Not!

To be honest, I had no idea who Bianca Andreescu was until I read about her winning the US Open over the weekend.  However, it became obvious she was a Canadian when I heard her apologize to the crowd in the post game interview, "I know you guys wanted Serena to win, so I’m so…

A Gift is a Gift

Really?  I mean, really?  A recent headline caught my eye, it declared, “Selena Gomez ‘sick’ of feeling ‘indebted’ to kidney donor friend.” If you don’t follow entertainment news, then you may not have known that two years ago the twenty-seven-year-old Gomez received a kidney transplant and the donor was her friend Francia Raisa. Well, it…

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…

Stuff

Stuff!  Where does all the stuff come from?  As most of your know, the Guptills are not only moving, we are downsizing, and part of that process is purging. We’ve lived in our present house for fifteen years, and it’s amazing the stuff you accumulate.  Add to that the fact that Angela’s mom has lived…

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…