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Why labels matter

Signs on public bathrooms seem to be very important to people these days. Some people are quite concerned that those using them also seem to need to be clearly defined and labeled. I don’t really get all the fuss. I’m a mom … Continue reading

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California is for preachers. And gardeners.

For the last couple of years I have been a participant in a Toronto Micah Group, which is a program of Fuller Theological Seminary in California that aims to form “empowered, wise preachers who seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, … Continue reading

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I am on my way to becoming a medieval monk

Remember that mud-pit of a backyard from last summer? The transformation is finally finished! (Well, it’s mostly finished anyway. Gardens are too full of life and growth and change to ever be really “finished”.) At long last my little corner … Continue reading

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I am remembering the women who stayed home

This morning was busy at our house. My oldest, A., was up early so he could get dressed in his full piping kit, ready to play at the high school’s Remembrance Day ceremony and then in downtown Oakville at the … Continue reading

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Gardening: therapeutic, defiant, gangster

“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do.” –Ron Finley A while ago I stumbled on this TED talk by Ron Finley and loved it. This week a friend reminded me of it again and I love … Continue reading

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Potatoes grow best on the side of the road

On our trip to Newfoundland, we went on seven boat trips and traveled more than 7200 kilometers in our car. It was the best kind of journey where we knew that around every corner was a beautiful view and every … Continue reading

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The hunky dory garden

As we traveled through Newfoundland, we didn’t do much shopping for gifts or souvenirs. But somehow, “The Hunky Dory” seemed like a great name for a shop, and the sign which read, “folkart and things” was just too good to … Continue reading

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