The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty-Seven

What makes a birthday special? Many people have birthdays. In fact, most people have at least one each year. Some people consider certain years to be extra special – 13, 16, 21 (or maybe 19 or 18, depending on the province), 30, 35, 40 50 65, and often 80 (if one gets that far). I’m […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty-Six

Why do we so often think that good talent must be from somewhere else? The Biblical expression, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country too often seem borne out by the way we treat our local heroes, no matter what profession or vocation or life-style they inhabit. Last night I went to […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty-Five

Why would I walk for 45 minutes, more or less downhill, to see a matinee movie when I have two vehicles in the garage? Well, perhaps because it was almost +10C and it was sunny. More likely because I needed the exercise. The problem, of course, would be in the return. No longer even light […]

The End of 2018 Sermon

What does one do to conclude a year that has been intriguing to say the least but as it draws to a close has seen an up-tick in tragic and sad moments?  This is not a letter per se, and I am not sure I have a good response to my initial question. So I’m […]

The Epsitle of Q — Chapter Eight-Four

Why do I keep going to Grey Cup? Simple question: here is the simple answer! Because it is the one truly Canadian championship in professional sport, and it is fun. And this year was no exception. It started with a drive in the SUV from Penticton to Calgary on the 19th… good drive, followed by […]

On Another Stream (Published Op-Ed) 1C

And here is the column that will appear in Monday’s edition (November 5th): Another way to look at a Performing Arts Centre Part III: And what else could we do to make it a better idea and one that keeps more of us connected to the facility? It’s no secret that our town needs more […]

On Another Stream (published Op-Ed) 1B

Here is the column that was published on Friday (November 2nd): Another way to look at a Performing Arts Centre Part II: But why should the downtown churches even think about this? Well, perhaps for their very survival might be one place to start. But on a more optimistic note it would help ensure a […]

On Another Stream (published op-ed) 1A

Thought I should share some interesting and up-beat moments in my world. The local newspaper — the Penticton Herald — has decided to run a three-part Op Ed piece that I have written about an idea regarding a proposed Performing Arts Centre for the city of Penticton…  Here is the column that appears in last Thursday’s paper […]