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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Neighbours 1952

      It was in a time of revolution in China and war in Korea that Norman McLaren decided to create a short film about two neighbours. The...

    • Parka People

      Years ago, to pay my way through college, I spent my summers working at my local grocery store. While it seemed like everyone else was...

    • Toothpaste

      I love new things. Christmas morning with its bursting stockings is like a slice of heaven for me. Few things are better than new socks,...

    • The Gatherers

      Several years ago I visited an orphanage in Kenya. I spent much of my time there with several young men who had grown up and moved...

    • Christmas Given

      Christmas comes with gifts, and certainly that is one of the very best things about it. It might be more high-minded to say that Christmas...

    • A Patient Patient

      Waiting hurts. It takes a certain strength of character to wait and assume the painful cost of sitting on the sidelines or letting another go...

    • Free Air Life

      There is a Norwegian word that I’ve added to my vocabulary: Friluftsliv. While I certainly cannot pronounce it (I’m told it’s sounds like free-luftz-leev), I’m...

    • Birdhouses

      The poet Mary Oliver wrote, “There are things you can’t reach. But you can reach out to them, and all day long. The wind, the...

    • Rediscovering our Neighbours

      Crisis in our culture is unsettling. It upsets many of the daily routines we hold dear, and reshapes what we used to value. The Great...

    • Heritage Trees

      In Lethbridge, Saskatoon, and Medicine Hat I’ve stood below large and old trees looking up in a strange kind of wonder. A dear friend who...