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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • The Art of a Good Conversation

      Being able to carry on a conversation can mean a lot to others. It is a gift to make someone feel heard and appreciated. Our...

    • Ease is not that Easy

      When we choose to love others, especially our neighbours, we discover an uncomfortable reality waiting for us: people are sometimes hard to love. We might feel...

    • Trees in Dry Places

      When my wife and I were dating, we decided to spend an evening reading each other our favourite story. Without telling each other what our...

    • Exaggerating Love

      I heard a story about a family in the 1970’s who jumped on the tv dinner bandwagon. They used to sit around a kitchen table...

    • Recipe for a remarkable neighbourhood

      What makes our neighbourhoods worth investing in, staying in, and loving? We know when we visit a healthy neighbourhood or not. We intuitively seem to sense...

    • Instructions for Living a Life

      Mary Oliver, celebrated poet, passed away this month at 83 years old. She wrote and reflected on nature, goodness, God, beauty and more. She had...

    • When the City Cheers

      What would make our city of Chestermere rejoice? What would make people cheer with gratitude and celebrate life? Well we know what would make your...

    • Dutch Windows

      If you visit the Netherlands, you might be surprised to find that some towns and neighbourhoods participate in an unlikely decorating practice. A friend was...

    • Don’t Pay Attention

      I used to live near a sprawling park with lumpy hills, clusters of trees and a puddle-for-a-pond. My wife and I had walked through that...

    • Goodness is in the Details

      Today as I write my weekly column, I am making cheese. Pots of milk are warming on my stove-top and are undergoing a transformation. With...