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The night someone asked if I were a moose.


The summer of 1980 was to have been the first of two summer internships required in my candidacy for ministry in the United Church of Canada. The woman who has given me hospitality to stay at her house woke me … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails


During the Great Depression, many people forced off the farm hopped on freight trains, illegally, to chase after work they heard of from hundreds of miles away. If they are lucky, they would have prepared for provisions along the way, … Continue reading

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The Breath Between Us


I am honoured to have some of my pieces included in the show, “The Breath Between Us” Please join me and others for the official Opening Reception on Wednesday February 21 at 6:00pm in the Cathedral. Remarks, poetry, prayer, and … Continue reading

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Lola Tia Maria


She came at summer’s end and needed a place to stay for a few days. She stayed  for almost  a year.  And in my heart, forever. She was quiet, mostly kept to herself, made sure to be helpful with household … Continue reading

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Sanaaq and my thoughts on the TRC


I just recently read Sanaaq. If I were to transliterate this into Baybayin, that is, my first language’s way of writing syllabics, this is what it would look like. Sanaaq is an Inuit novel by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk. From the flyleaf, “Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk … Continue reading

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