Sunday Evening Reflection: Traveling the Ocean with Icebergs

Bay Bulls is a small fishing town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This is where we boarded the fishing boat that would take us to see the majestic icebergs that drifted along the far off horizon. Camera in hand, I breathed deeply of the bracing fresh air and felt the heady excitement…

Sunday Evening Reflection with Mary Jo Malo

  Tonight, as I look out into my city that is embracing the night, I feel a sense of solidarity that comes from the lights that shine in the darkness.  In a time of uncertainty, we continue to meet challenges together, as a community.  In the darkness, there is light. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once…

Sunday Evening Reflection – The Way Things Were

Orkney, with its well documented Neolithic and Viking heritage attracts visitors from around the globe. We are enticed by the narrative of our ancient past that is shrouded in the mist of long ago. We come to find the stories, to feel the kinship of humanity, to marvel at how we have prevailed over the…

Sunday Evening Reflection: At the Orpheum

  The Vancouver Orpheum opened its doors on November 8, 1927. Ah, it was a grand building, the largest theatre in Canada at the time, with a construction price tag of $1.25 million.  Three thousand seats awaited an audience eager to see the interior of the much-awaited theatre. Buildings have biographies and encounter transitions that…

All Aboard

It’s January which means resolution time. And of course, my exercise program is firmly in place, set to begin tomorrow, or the next day or the next.  You know how it is when the winter sets in and the tea, cozy chair and stack of books are in desperate need of our immediate attention. But…

Sunday Reflection: Walking the Red Willow Trail

“There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.” Wendell Berry, Remembering I live in Vancouver.  It has been my home for many years, and it is highly likely that I will grow old in a city that has always been kind to me. And yet, St. Albert, Alberta, the…