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Something From Everything

Wrong answers only

Wrong answers only

Aug 19, 2021 / 11:00 am

“Five minutes, that’s all I’m asking for.” I speak the words to myself, to the air, to whatever deity or saint might be listening and...

Fire in the sky

Fire in the sky

Jul 27, 2021 / 6:00 am

On March 25, I was staring at the sky, and I didn’t know what I was seeing. We were staying at a remote cabin, a campfire in front of us, the gathering...

Beautiful, terrible and fragile

Beautiful, terrible and fragile

Jun 18, 2021 / 11:00 am

The hike up to Gold Creek Falls is well worn, appropriately marked, family friendly, and safe. In fact, the word hike hardly seems appropriate. The path to the...

Going 'just' beyond

Going 'just' beyond

May 17, 2021 / 11:00 am

We made our maiden voyage last Sunday. It was a perfect day for kayaking. Slightly overcast, not nearly as showy as the clear, blue skies and radiant sun of the...

You get to choose

You get to choose

Apr 19, 2021 / 11:17 am

“Who do you want to be?” I ask myself this, as I’m staring out the window into a sky of endless grey. It’s early morning and...

Flawed exteriors, interiors

Flawed exteriors, interiors

Mar 21, 2021 / 11:00 am

I have been spending hours fixing a single drawer. It’s our Tupperware drawer, and it’s been broken for months. The drawer is composed of two...

February trickery

February trickery

Feb 22, 2021 / 11:11 am

"But I thought it was spring” On our brief walk to his school, my seven year old mouths these words to me. I can hardly make them out as he’s...

Parts and the whole

Parts and the whole

Jan 25, 2021 / 11:30 am

“He’s your friend; he’s your friend; he’s your friend.” I repeat the phrase like a mantra. Familiar words that had lost all...

Doing it wrong

Doing it wrong

Dec 18, 2020 / 6:00 am

I’ve been lighting candles. This year, I’ve been observing and celebrating the Advent season. Starting on the last Sunday in November, we’ve...

Don't let despair grow

Don't let despair grow

Nov 19, 2020 / 6:00 am

It was dusk, and I had forgotten where I was. Not literally, of course. I was on my way to pick up my son from school, and having passed through the low...

Kiss the Earth with your feet

Kiss the Earth with your feet

Oct 13, 2020 / 1:34 pm

This morning, I’m in pain. It’s not terrible at the moment, but it’s right there (there being an ever-moving target along the nerve pathway of...

The great squeeze

The great squeeze

Sep 24, 2020 / 6:00 am

I recently encountered a very angry man. That isn’t particularly novel these days. There are angry men (and women) everywhere. But this man was at the...

All things new

All things new

Aug 19, 2020 / 6:00 am

I love my mini-van. I mean, not really. Who loves a mini van? It’s a stock silver-grey, has a cracked front bumper, and I’m nursing a check-engine...

The problem 'over there'

The problem 'over there'

Jul 23, 2020 / 3:00 pm

I’ve been frowning at red licence plates for weeks. This would likely be true at the beginning of any summer season as Albertan vehicles crowd suddenly...

Practising the pause

Practising the pause

Jan 13, 2020 / 11:00 am

By Matthew Rigby You need to take a moment. I know, I know. You don’t have a moment. You’re multitasking. You’re stressed. All of life’s...

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