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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • 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...

    • A Good City

      G.K. Chesterton was a witty english writer who was called the “prince of paradox.” He had a knack for challenging the way people saw politics,...

    • The 1000 Year City

      Years ago I was invited by a professor to go where few have, into the oldest building in the world. In the ancient city of...

    • The Holiness of Small Talk

      The in-between life of our neighbourhoods is often made up of ordinary stuff. Errands, texts, coffee, meal prep, trips to the mailbox, school-work, and appointments...

    • Shoes and Bread

      In a beautiful little book, Sleeping with Bread, there is a touching story about children in World War 2. Authors Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant and...

    • Survival of the Kindest

      Jesus said something that was so counter-cultural and so disruptive in a time when the most powerful often got their way. He said that we...

    • Neighbourhood Rocket Derby

      I remember my first big step into the prairie space race. My dad and I spent the better part of a Saturday with glue and...

    • Eating our Carrots 

      My daughter loves to play ‘I spy’ a lot. And I do mean, a lot. It’s the kids game where one person spots and object...

    • Welcome Home

      On Monday I got a note that there were some swarming bees in the Kinniburgh neighbourhood; twenty thousand bees were looking for a home. These important,...