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    All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Kraft Dinner

      A decade ago I lived and studied in Vancouver. Like all of the students I knew, we were on a budget and Kraft Dinner was...

    • Words We Use

      Words have a particular kind of potency. Words are powerful, they can build someone up, or they can tear them down. We have used words...

    • Playbourhood

      As a young eight year old in Regina, Saskatchewan, my best friend and I came up with a plan: we were going to catch our...

    • Deep Waters

      Sunday morning arrived with a crack of lightning and a torrent of worries for many people in Chestermere. Water levels rose and first covered the...

    • Excuse me

      I was recently standing around a neighbour’s kitchen with a number of people I’ve come to know, and enjoy. One of my neighbours proposed a...

    • Messy Neighbourhoods

      Elbow deep in new soil, and tending to bad sun-burns, I’m surprised that gardening has become one of our favourite activities. My wife and I...

    • Bill’s Street

      A friend of mine, Bill, lives in Bowness, Calgary. For years I’ve learned from him the importance, and joy, of living a life engaged with...

    • The New Neighbourliness

      I knew a man who had flown fifty bombing missions during World War 2. He was soft spoken and kind, and rarely talked about his...

    • Awake

      When I was a teenager I had to get my wisdom teeth pulled. The dentist prepped me on the procedure and explained that I’d be...

    • Small

      If you talk to a few hundred children under the age of seven in Chestermere, they’ll probably know me first and foremost as the “bee-guy.”...