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 […]

The Colour of Peace

| August 12, 2018

Thread Eight Despite those of us who have been drawn to Ypres because of the Great War there are other colours to this town. It is alive and filled with the voices of today and hopes for the future. Ypres – Ieper is filled with community – its own community – its own people. There is colour […]

Dol Fodha na Grèine

| February 13, 2017

This Valentine’s Day…at the going down of the sun…. There it stood, at the base of one Scottish soldier’s tablet…here at Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa. I am reminded of this image…this day…for its simplicity…its connection to a gravesite without mention of those who brought it here. Though it speaks to one it speaks to many. […]

Piper J.C. Richardson VC Centennial Chilliwack, BC

| October 8, 2016

A Time to Reflect and be Reflective October 8, 2016 It is raining today, water hurtling down from a darkened sky. It is a time to reflect and be reflective, a time for a centennial eulogy that speaks to all of us this day…but what more can be said about this piper James that has […]