This American Life

Yesterday I completed a years long journey backward in time. My friend Jenn recommended that I check out the podcast of This American Life back in 2012. I checked it out a few months later during summer vacation and then began listening to it regularly during my commutes to work which involved walking and riding … [Read more…]

Book Review: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God

Middle of the night reading for quite some time now. For those not familiar with this bold author, Frank Schaeffer began as a popular evangelical author, filmmaker and personality. His disenfranchisement with western Christianity in the 1990s was quite a blow to the establishment. He later became an Eastern Orthodox Christian and liberal Christian author … [Read more…]

A volley of severed heads

Fear. I can smell it. Fear of a destroyed economy thanks to wing nuts who have elected fiscally irresponsible governments at both the provincial and federal levels and tanking oil prices. Fear of sharia law thanks to the flung open gates to Muslim refugees. Fear of global warming storms and weather conditions. Fear of regulations … [Read more…]

BookBoyBlaise

My 11-year-old son has been keeping a blog, bookboyblaise.blogspot.ca, since the begin of this summer. Blaise is a voracious reader and we can barely keep enough books in the house for him. In fact, he will begin reading some of our books (with permission) if there isn’t anything geared towards him. His description of the blog: This … [Read more…]

Book Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Bauby)

I was so moved by the film adaptation, Le Scaphandre et le Papillon when I first saw it nearly eight years ago. Jean-Dominique Bauby authored this book by dictating with blinks from his left eye at a hospital an afternoon drive from Paris at Berck-sur-Mer, France. He is paralyzed by a stroke with something called locked-in syndrome. Formerly … [Read more…]