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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Sow Seeds Every Day

      A friend of mine, and a great lover of neighbourhoods, passed away suddenly and tragically last month. Matthew Gillette was a young father, pastor, and...

    • This Moment

      Christmas, for all the jingle bells, snow, and Walmart shopping that goes with it, can come with a kind of malaise. A stuck-ness, some might...

    • Lighting the Hearth fire

      There is something important in the domestic rhythms of life. It is in our homes and in our neighbourhoods where we are formed, made, and...

    • Neighbourhood Manifesto

      Creating an amazing city or neighbourhood is less about a silver bullet solution and more about rediscovering a lost art. A few years ago I...

    • Memento Mori this Halloween

      I love Halloween: the kids, the candy, the costumes. It is the one day of the year where it seems that everybody can get out,...

    • What Are We Fighting For?

      It is election season and we can see the temperature rising. Many comments sections in social media circles have been heated to exhaustion by those...

    • Swords Into Plowshares

      Often the vision we have of gardeners are round-brimmed hats on kindly retirees with a packet of seeds in one hand and a geranium in...

    • “What is Wise Right Now?”

      There is one question I am asking people I meet, “what is wise right now?” I am on the hunt for wisdom. Often people are...

    • The Halo Project

      What is the value of a social or faith-based community group in our city? In a time when we measure most things by how profitable...

    • Be of Good Courage

      My heart sank when I heard the emergency alert from the Alberta Government: another set of restrictions and more hard news. I flipped over to...