Grief and Gratitude: A Celebration of a Life Well Lived

“When you’re driving, you’re always looking in two directions at once: back through the mirror, and forwards into the future. And life is like that: we look back in grief, but also forward with gratitude”

“Don’t Know Where I’m Goin’ (But, I’m Makin’ Good Time)”

Well, the bottom of my mind is like an unmade bed With half-drawn conclusions rollin’ ’round in my head Some say I’m indecisive, but I can’t say…. I’m reserving my opinion for another day Well, I don’t know where I’m goin’, But I’m makin’ good time I’ve been searchin’ for my baby, movin’ town toContinue reading ““Don’t Know Where I’m Goin’ (But, I’m Makin’ Good Time)””

Sunday Solace from the Podium: Sunday Morning Message for July 5, 2021

Online Spoken Word St. Paul’s United Church, Bowmanville Ontario Canada Becoming the Stories We Tell: A Message of National Identity, Hope and Healing in Honour of Canada Day, 2021. Scripture Passage: Mark 6: 1 – 13 (TIB) After leaving there, Jesus came into his own town, followed by the disciples. When the Sabbath came, heContinue reading “Sunday Solace from the Podium: Sunday Morning Message for July 5, 2021”


“How are the cows doing, Erron?” Daddy always said the same thing when he came into the barn, and Erron’s reply was always the same: “Great, Daddy, just great!” Erron loved helping Daddy with the chores in the barn. Ever since he was little, Erron watched Daddy feed the cows, adjust the settings on theContinue reading “Prodigal”

“Dad Can’t Frinkin’ Drive”

Creative Unfiction by Doug Ferris “My dad can’t frinkin’ drive,” the little girl said flatly. The comment, coming from the mouth of my four-year-old niece, caught me off guard. She watched me steadily through clear blue eyes, patiently awaiting a measured response. I stared back, uncomprehending.   “What was that?” I faltered. Usually a shy and polite littleContinue reading ““Dad Can’t Frinkin’ Drive””