A New Year Greeting

At a time when poets and poetic enthusiasts are more easily look outward, bursting with resolutions, memories and convictions, W H Auden (1907 – 1973) has us look inward, to the miraculous biology within our very bodies, a liveliness which continues unabated and under-appreciated, until life flows from it. Of Auden’s sumptuous expression, itself informed and... Continue Reading →

Christmas songs for another year

We sing them every year, over and over again. We start singing sometime after Remembrance Day, in public and in private, sometimes loud and with confidence, and at other times in tones barely audible. We sing many from memory; for others we need lyric sheets. But admit it, we all sing, though this year with... Continue Reading →

Juno’s Christmas 2022 Letter

The GRAY FAMILY NEWS It is my distinct pleasure to compose this year’s Gray family Christmas letter. Admittedly others were asked first, but they demurred. So I present here my low level, nose to the ground summary accounting for the Gray family during 2022, who join me in wishing all readers, near and far, the... Continue Reading →

Billionaires and Biodiversity

Life in the corridors of power at COP-15 – the Montreal Biodiversity Conference In her first missive, Michele Rattray Huish, a parishioner at Montreal’s Christ Church Cathedral and a member of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal’s Stewardship of the Environment Committee described the daily rush and roar of the COP-15 The Biodiversity Conference. She updates... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Terry Green

The notes below are drawn from a homily preached at the funeral of the late Terry Green at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Summerland by the Very Rev. Ken Gray Terry loved Christmas! Oh my gosh he loved Christmas. He would tell me stories when St. Stephen’s, the Stone Church in Summerland was lit solely... Continue Reading →

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