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Community Project Mandela Day 2014 in Photos

Katherine very kindly sent us some photos of the MAPD team and the local community at the Phendukani Siye Diepdale Protective Workshop, in Mpuluzi a rural area of Gert Sibande. 41 more words

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Will we need a Plan B?

With Julie Wurth’s latest update (New Central High School: it’s back to Interstate Drive), prepare yourself for a November ballot question, “Will you spend x millions of dollars to build a new Central, refurbish Centennial, and possibly fix up South Side and Dr. 1,432 more words


Sky-O-Swale Hanging, Scarborough

Construction is moving along quickly now on the Sky-O-Swale that I had the pleasure to help design while working at E.R.A. Architects in Toronto.  For more information on this project see my portfolio spread  97 more words


I'm welcoming myself to the world of online contribution.

In my entire memory of my usage of the internet, I have been a ‘user’.  I am now moving into the role of a ‘contributer’.  Because I am just starting, I have a lot to catch up on and a lot to learn.   69 more words


The problem with essentializing the Brethren in Christ's Core Values

This is a first draft of an essay I wrote for the BIC Core Course on History and Values.

What the most important Brethren in Christ core values? 1,162 more words


My Name Is Paul And I Am An Alcoholic, Step 7

One Thursday each month I will share a post on one of the 12 Steps. This month is Step 7. Recovery is an area of life that 12 Step groups have done amazing work with, yet many churches (and other community groups) struggle with what to do. 1,172 more words


Kindness and cows

Here in Kenya, and especially amongst certain people groups, cows are highly valued and sometimes have even proved to be a currency of kindness. We have become completely used to the fact that there are cows grazing by the side of many main thoroughfares and we are now quite adept at swerving to avoid them when they suddenly decide to cross the road to find greener pasture or return home for milking. 183 more words