Wise words from Canada—and the smartest guy you never heard of.

Wise words from Canada—and the smartest guy you never heard of. July 27, 2016
By Provincial Archives of Alberta, via Wikimedia Commons
By Provincial Archives of Alberta, via Wikimedia Commons

I’ve honored the deceased recently, including my buddy Terry, a good man who passed away at 55 from a sudden heart attack, and my wise expat friend from France, John, who passed away in April. Now it’s time to honor the living—a guy who I feared might have joined Terry and John.

There’s a blogger from Edmonton, in Alberta, Canada by the name of Ivon Prefontaine. He gave me a jolt a few days ago when I suddenly realized I had not received a blog update from him in several weeks. For a few years now, I’ve looked forward to his regular e-mail missives and when I went to his Web site, Teacher as Transformer, there were no signs of activity since late-May.

It didn’t seem right, someone who blogged frequently to suddenly go silent, so I reached out to Ivon—and discovered he is alive and well. He informed me he is busy finishing a book, which has taken up a lot of his time, so had put his blog on hold.

Ivon is a writer and fan of poetry, neither of which I can say about myself, and he regularly shares poems he admires. But what pulls me into his blog posts aren’t the poems themselves, but his writings about them, which are full of great depth and insight. For me, they put a context around the words, and are often are more illuminating than the poetry itself.

Without further adieu, here are four examples of Ivon Prefontaine’s writings. Just hit the CONTINUE tab below to get started.

"God is a fictional character, God is just pretend, a thought control device like Santa ..."

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"Your "god" has never done anything to anyone except rich people. "Money" is the pragmatic ..."

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"Of course not. That's why I mentioned subration — The God of philosophical arguments is ..."

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"They are convincing for those who already believe a god exists.But none of the arguments ..."

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