Mourning

Our precious and beautiful friend Stephanie died last night. We want to thank her father, Gaetan, for his phone call this morning. And we want to thank everyone for their prayers and we ask that you continue to pray for Stephanie’s family and friends as we grieve. We saw Steph last Sunday in her hospital … [Read more…]

Bound for the Grove

We have been accepted to rent an apartment in Spruce Grove this fall. It will be smaller than the huge place we have now, but that will give us the opportunity to shake some of our materialistic headspace in exchange for a simple home. We know we will only be in Spruce Grove for one … [Read more…]

Cirque du Soleil

Amber and I lodged ourselves into the crowd at 4 pm and waited five hours to watch the big finale of the Jazz Fest. The show was worth the wait and our spot in the crowd was perfect. The Cirque was perfect in its delivery and as we voyaged home (late, really late) I remarked … [Read more…]

Sweet!

Saw Napoleon Dynamite. The anticipation was as good as the movie. I hope Garden State is as good. I made apricot sorbet tonight. It’s pretty sweet. Amber is really impressed with it, and really, that’s what matters. I faxed my contract to Living Waters Academy this afternoon. We are moving to Edmonton. I am a … [Read more…]

AH! Holidays!

It is so good to be done work. Well…. I still have to type up my report cards, which I will do quickly in the morning. Jobs go fast when I’m almost finished. My 10 year high school reunion is coming up next weekend. I’ve been thinking of shaving down to a moustache for the … [Read more…]

Ice Cream

I have made ice cream. Tonight, as I was pumping iron, I realized I still had a wee bit of strength in me and that I could pick up some ingredients on the way home. I hobbled in to the Metro on Somerled and chose some prime maple syrup, some walnuts, and a couple (thinking … [Read more…]

blogger.com

Kevin animatedly convinced about getting my blog powered by blogger.com. I am impressed by it. Much less work and far more reward by me. He wasn’t necessarily trying to convince me, but he had that wild look in his eye meaning, this is one world shattering institution that I shouldn’t miss out on. So, I’ve … [Read more…]

United Nations

I gave a challenging but fair exam to my grade 9s this morning. They are a great bunch of kids. The student council president, Joe, calls our school the United Nations. In grade 9 alone I have students representing Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Trinidad, Haiti, Ghana, United States, Iraq, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Korea, Sri Lanka, … [Read more…]

Mark Zaak mark.

I produced the second of our home movie DVD series this weekend. I’m pretty satisfied with the music videos that I made too. The DVD burned quicker than I anticipated too, so I inadvertently burned 3 copies because I thought the DVDs it was spitting out were rejects. They will make nice gifts. The Calgary … [Read more…]