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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • What is a street for?

      I must have been going a million miles an hour, and I probably hit the ramp with at least the force of a locomotive, because...

    • Blue Zones

      According to death-clock.org, I should live to be 79 years old and if all goes well I’ll live long enough to see 2061. It seems I’m...

    • The Return of the Flâneur

      Walking is a time waster these days. In a busy world with things to get done, walking is the inconvenient and slow option. Leisurely walking...

    • Going Local

      Culture is created, and re-created, locally. It is the people in our community, the people of Chestermere, who can truly appreciate what our city is...

    • Kids Need Neighbours

      Parenting is humbling work. We love our children deeply, we discipline them, we coach them, we teach them, and we pray for them. We hope...

    • Caring for politicians in a harsh culture

      A pastor and a politician point to a better way It was around our dining room table, the air still warm with the savoury reminder...

    • Everything is on its way to becoming something else

      Author Wendell Berry wrote about how he, for years, would walk to town and pass by an old galvanized metal bucket hanging on a post....

    • Trust Them

      Trust is foundational to healthy communities and thriving neighbourhoods. When we know that the people who live nearby have our best interests at heart, we...

    • Missing Out

      Life offers us a mirror. It is a gift to look inward and reflect on who we are now and who we are becoming. This...

    • Kith and Kin

      As this pandemic season lingers, some of us are hoping for our favourite store or restaurant to reopen. We want to return to normal. Around...