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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Chickadees

      I was in Saskatoon last week and met a friend who had something very special to show me. He took me to a quiet wintery...

    • Practice Presence

      This week I had a chance to visit Englewood, a neighbourhood in transition on the south side of Chicago. Englewood has been known for its...

    • Neighbour-Blindness

      I’ve never really liked geraniums. I think because my grandmother had them on her front porch which was a kind of dark and damp place...

    • A City of Makers

      What do you make? This is a question that our community, Lake Ridge Community Church, is discussing together we start the New Year. It’s a...

    • Moving

      The moving truck in front of our home in Saskatoon was full to the brim. In there, somewhere, was my bed, my clothes, and my...

    • The Art of the Question

      I visited my neighbour at her work recently and I was inspired. She serves as a community builder by helping those who are at risk...

    • Neighbourhood Newsletters

      Over the years in our neighbourhood we have been slowly collecting and building a directory for our neighbours. At our annual August block party we...

    • Still: The Good News of Christmas

      Christmas is over and I hope it was merry for you in more than a few good ways. Perhaps by now you have rolled away...

    • Still: Your Life Has Meaning

      A friend of mine sat across from me over lunch and said the most wonderful things to me. I don’t remember what prompted him, but...

    • Still: The Life That Comes At Us

      The invitation to be still is ancient. Words from our distant past hint at the perennial stress of busy-ness and noise on the human soul....