A Thousand Miles With My Father

A Thousand Miles With My Father

A Thousand Miles With My Father Written by Paula Smellie June 17, 2020 When you walk a thousand miles with someone, you really get to know who they are. And so it was with my father, Alton Bernard, because  I walked with him. A lot. Throughout my childhood, I went...
The Living Years

The Living Years

The Living Years Written by Peter Boven June 9, 2020 There was a concert I attended way back in the day. The band performed many songs, and my friends and I enjoyed them all. But, being so long ago, my memory of that night pretty much stops there. Many evenings in our...
The Race

The Race

The Race Written by Paula Smellie June 2, 2020 Let’s get serious.  Let’s get ser-i-ooooous. Let’s get serious and fall in looove.   It is June of 1980 and the chorus from Jermaine Jackson’s latest hit is on auto play in my head.  Shaky and vulnerable as a newborn...
Take My Yoke

Take My Yoke

Take My Yoke Written by Peter Boven June 2, 2020 Some years ago, I asked my father what was his favourite scripture in the Bible. I didn’t know what to expect as an answer from him. I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had somehow gently dismissed my question. At the...