Why Trump Defied the Polls

This is not a political blog, and I am not an expert in politics. That’s why I didn’t post the following when I wrote it five days ago. Now that it actually seems to be happening, I’m posting in case it can give any insight into how the polls could have gotten things so wrong. [Read More…]

Hard News

I don’t know if there are many people who follow this blog who wouldn’t have heard through other channels, but in case there are: my wife Anne and I got the awful news last week that Anne has cancer. In particular, she has neuroendocrine tumours (NET), also known as carcinoids; we’re still in the process [Read More…]

Blogging Again, From a New Hemisphere

As I suspected it might be, posting has been pretty infrequent over the last few months. There are several reasons for that, but first and foremost: we’ve moved to South Africa! The picture above is the view from one of our bedroom windows. (It makes our place look a little more stereotypically “African” than it actually [Read More…]

A Happy Announcement

You may have noticed that posting has been light (i.e. non-existent) on this blog for the last month and a half. Of course, with this blog that’s not an unheard of occurrence, but this time there’s a very good reason for it. At the beginning of August I flew to Singapore to visit my girlfriend, Anne [Read More…]

I’m Back

Sorry for the long, unannounced hiatus from blogging.  In May I accepted a call from the Dawson Creek Church of the New Jerusalem in Dawson Creek, BC, to be their pastor.  Life’s been a whirlwind since then: the General Church assembly and clergy meetings in Bryn Athyn, PA in June, Maple camp for teens in [Read More…]

Dan

It’s been a rough weekend.  On Friday, my friend Daniel Van Note killed himself.  It has me thinking a lot of thoughts about life and death that I want to share, and eventually I will, but this post is about Dan. I didn’t know Dan as well as his close friends or family, but I [Read More…]