A Different Path

I have, over the past two years or so (it’s amazing how time grows larger as you grow older–remember when six months was a long time?), settled into a rhythm with my daily activity. My bicycle has become my primary means of transportation whenever the family is not involved, and I cannot remember the last […]

Busy Signal

I am currently buried under a mountain of work. Such is life, I suppose. At least I can look forward to a cross country trek in ten days. There could be much bike riding in my immediate future. If all goes well, I should be at the track races on Friday night at the Oval. […]

Urban Homesteading

Whilst poking around Flickr for photos of porteurs, I found Hen Waller, a blog from a couple in Portland attempting an urban homesteading existence, complete with chickens and a Wendell Berry-esqye sense of place and respect for the home economy. Their escapades and musings are well worth a read.

On the Building of Institutions

David Koyzis has stirred the hornets’ nest that is the New Pantagruel editorial board with his his discussion of Jacques Ellul’s short essay Technique and the Opening Chapters of Genesis. Koyzis explains that Ellul, showing his Barthian side, believes that the created order of Eden did not include the development of what Ellul calls Technique–essentially […]


So Mr. Martel has tagged me to answer a few questions regarding my reading habits. Here we go, then. 1. One book that changed your life: I shall take the easy way out and say the Bible. 2. One book that you?ve read more than once: On the Road. Yes, in many ways it is […]


…our life reminds me of a forest in which there is a graceful clearing and in that opening a house, an orchard and garden, comfortable shades, and flowers, red and yellow in the sun, a pattern made in the light for the light to return to. The forest is mostly dark, its ways to be […]

On Landis, Cycling in General

Floyd Landis, based on the results from the A and B urine samples taken after his dramatic stage 17 win in the Tour de France, has been declared a cheater. He was found to have elevated testosterone levels (nearly three times above the UCI limit), and traces of synthetic testosterone were found. The first charge […]