Preface Earlier this June I had the delightful experience of being a part of a workshop at Tamarack's Deepening Community gathering in Edmonton. The workshop was with Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack. Al called our session a "beauty jam" and both Al and Vicki wanted an "artist" to be a part of the jam. I … Continue reading Let’s Take a Break from Doing Good
We can't do it when we are young. We know too little. We have not tasted enough truth. Eventually we can taste everything: the sweet, the bitter, everything in between. One day, Wisdom appears at our door. Small and unsure at first, it speaks nonetheless, each word finding courage from the last. One day we … Continue reading Acceptance
It's hard to find. There are so many who do not want you to have any. They think it belongs to them. They think that if you have any, they will not have enough for themselves. Thankfully, there are those who want you to have it feel it breathe it be alive with it. Welcome … Continue reading Pride
Make things. Whether you have a purpose or not. Even if you do not understand what you have made. Keep making things. If you do not, you will have nothing.
At night each light tells a story: small rebellions in the darkness. We do not know what the stories mean or who offers them. They are strangers. Strangers we wonder about telling stories we wonder about. It does not matter if we find out who they are or the meaning of their lights. Wonder is what … Continue reading Wonder
At the Cities Reducing Poverty: When Mayor's Lead gathering that Tamarack's Vibrant Communities hosted in Edmonton April 5 to 7, one of my many roles and privileges was to be an MC at a reception at City Hall for summit participants. At this event, the trio Asani performed their version of our national anthem … Continue reading The Music of Collaboration
Sometimes I am a creation of myself. I transform. I fly. I always thought that if I could fly, I would look down on all the earth has to offer. But now that I can, I just enjoy the flight.