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    All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • A Dose of ‘Koselig’ and a Dash of ‘Hygge’

      Our almost-two year old learned a new word last week. She woke up at 7:00 am and pointed outside saying, ‘dark! dark!’ I leaned over...

    • Curiosity Lives

      Have you heard the saying, “curiosity killed the cat?” It has been used for generations to warn children of danger. As a boy, visiting a...

    • Halloween is Awesome

      Halloween is that time of year where we collectively spend 2.5 billion dollars on candy, costumes, and party supplies. I remember almost every halloween as...

    • Hand it to them

      Hands are an important part of who we are. We communicate with them, waving them around to tell an exciting story, or stretching them out...

    • Chestermere’s Imagineers

      I remember the first time I went to Disneyland, especially the first time I stepped onto an amazing ride called, “The Pirates of the Caribbean.”...

    • Don’t Apologize

      Several years ago my wife and I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru, a multi-day trek through lush forests and up into the mist covered...

    • Guavas and Allies

      My wife served as a medical relief worker in Haiti and Brazil, but some of her best stories came from a year she spent working...

    • Anxiety and Thankfulness

      When I was a boy, our home was broken into. We came home after a trip and found that the whole house had been ransacked....

    • Curators

      I recently watched “Night at the Museum” with my daughter. In this movie a quiet history museum is magically brought to life and the night...

    • Time

      On Labour Day I found myself with a free afternoon. Can you believe it? A whole half-a-day with nothing planned. It was a surprise to...