Most Difficult Tea-Making

The most difficult tea-making experience I ever had? Was it in Cuba? No, that was easy: I'd brought an electric kettle which seemed like a remarkable miracle to our Cuban friends. Even if I didn't have it, I'd have been able to use the single electric burner hot plate to boil the water in the…

Back in Town “On Leave”

I'm back in Vancouver briefly, feeling like I'm "on leave" from the front lines - visiting my mum in Foothills Hospital. I'll be going there again this weekend and am just posting a few videos I did during breaks.

Learning Life Lessons from the Labyrinth

While in Calgary visiting my mum in hospital, I discovered a finger labyrinth in the Foothills Hospital chapel. It was really a lesson in life to make use of this incredible meditation tool. Their version was in wood, and I could stand and trace the pathways with my finger. Don't go too fast or you…