Canadian Summer Psalm 23
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Canadian Summer Psalm 23

Loving God, to whomwe flock, from whomI wander, I have most everythingI want, my needsare more than simplymet, you’ve more than simply earnedmy trust. You invite my tired bonesto lie down in the grass,and enjoy… You take me to your favouritecamping spotby the laketo watch the water’s surfaceturn to glassat sunset. You restorespirit and soulwith…

The very hungry caterpillar
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The very hungry caterpillar

Most people think of gardening as a nurturing sort of activity, forgetting that gardeners must also ruthlessly defend their crops from creeping green invaders. My bloodthirsty gardener instincts are in full force when invasive weeds (such as creeping bellflower) or creepy-crawly pests (like the caterpillar of the white cabbage butterfly) threaten to devour my brussels…

Thought I heard…
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Thought I heard…

Long ago, I was sleeping in on a Saturday, half-listening to CBC radio when a folk song came on, “Thought I heard a red-winged blackbird / red-winged blackbird on my road.” This was repeated twice in the refrain. As the singer went on to sing a verse, then the same refrain, again and again, soon…