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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Banana Seats

      When I was a boy I visited my cousin in Saskatoon. When we played in her front yard I was always on the lookout for the...

    • The Chester Mirror

      It was April 1, 2017 that The Chester Mirror’s first article appeared, as if out of nowhere, onto the scene. It was funny, local, and...

    • Atlas-Makers

      Maps lie. That’s the unexpected and bold statement my professor told me as we looked at a map on his wall. He was an amateur...

    • Where the Sidewalk Begins

      Most mornings, when the weather is good, my daughter and her friend put on their backpacks and we plod together out the back door and down...

    • Hermits and Other Neighbours

      One of my greatest fears is to be stranded alone on an island. Like Tom Hanks in Castaway, I imagine myself creating an imaginary friend...

    • Little Boat, Big Sea

      The challenge of this pandemic has opened surprising new doors for many who are searching for comfort and inspiration. One survey by BookNet Canada showed that...

    • Seasons of the Soul

      Every year at this time I look out over my beehives with deep compassion. There, half buried in snow, are a few thousand honeybees huddles together...

    • Felicity

      The most valuable piece of paper in our home right now is a yellow piece of construction paper we taped up beside the mirror in...

    • Wabi Sabi

      Nothing has taught me as much about life, faith, and relationships as being a parent has. Each morning I am awoken by the chatter of one...

    • The Problem of Pain

      Last year I had a debilitating nerve pain that overturned my daily life. From the tip of my finger to my neck, on one side, was...