And the leaves of the tree…

| November 10, 2018

…were for the healing of the nations Revelations XXII.2 Today we gather our thoughts before the day ahead. Tomorrow…what will we feel…what is to be…? Still – this day, is a chance for gathering our thoughts before the morrow…it is a chance to pause previous to the emotions of the current ending. I often speak […]

October Evening in Chilliwack

| October 7, 2018

As Families Do An October evening in Chilliwack. The Richardson family, mother and father, family – without the sounds of overseas. Perhaps within their chairs, cups of tea and Dundee cake. The crackle from a fireplace and as families do talking of their day. Yet within their speak, the name of one – James – […]

And we will all go together

| February 17, 2018

Will Ye Go Lassie Go Though perhaps this tune has wandered to my ears sometime in my past, it was only recently when the tune was featured in Their Finest that the melody, sung by actor Bill Nighy, has become anchored to my person. That anchor comes, not only in the form of the lyric […]

Wheat – Will Ye No Come Back Again

| June 17, 2017

A Powerful Allegory This all started with a reminder of wheat blowing across the fields to the beat of the wind, anchored to this good earth. This earth, this place that keeps us despite all that we have attempted to carve from it. A recent post by the Flanders Jocks of a Scottish soldier standing […]

My Vimy

| April 11, 2017

It is as if Vimy is the start of what I do Vimy is connected to family. Its personal. This I learned many years ago from my grandmother who told me stories about her father…..which were…..upon reflection…..stories her mother had told. This was the man Grannie knew…..memories…..passed from one generation to another. Grannie was two […]