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…]

New Teacher / New Student

Big changes in Zaakistan. After 7 years at Bearspaw Christian School I have¬†left to teach at Calgary Christian School. At the same time, 15 years after graduating with my bachelors degrees, I am entering graduate school through a distance learning program through¬†the University of Waterloo. Calgary Christian School offers many benefits over BCS. It belongs … [Read more…]

Cellulitis and Me

I have been brought low by bacteria again. This time it’s a little pathogen genus called staphylococcus. It erupted from a little cut in my ear. I woke up suddenly at 2:30 AM to striking pain on my right ear and neck. Because of where the infection set in, it is called cellulitis. Don’t google … [Read more…]

Books Reviewed: by Wendell Berry & Lazar Puhalo

Two books by two men from vastly different backgrounds, though still grounded in Christian tradition, tackle the meaning of society and what it means to live side by side with one another through a collection of their essays. Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community by Wendell Berry Wendell Berry is a giant thinker and wildly counter-cultural. … [Read more…]

2001-2010 Decade in Review

2001: Shave my head for the first time, work as a youth pastor at Red Willow Community Church in St Albert AB (Events: Just Shoot Me, Gerta’s Eclipse, and fall retreat in Nordegg), canoe the Mackenzie River in NT, camp at Elk Island National Park, attend plays at the Citadel Theatre, travel to Halifax NS … [Read more…]

KA-BOOM!

We own a stove fueled by propane. The pilot light does not work, so in order to use the stove top elements or the oven, we’ve got to use matches. Last night, I lit the oven to cook some taco shells and shortly after I lit it, it went out leaving the propane valve open … [Read more…]