A Tribute To Gerald Obre (1952 – 2014)

Following is the Eulogy I gave for Gerald Obre at the memorial services held for him at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, August 23, presided over by our good friend Peter Elliott, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral: I’m a friend of Gerald … Read more…

The Cooking Class

Last September, my partner Tom and I started a basic, five-part cooking course for graduates of Union Gospel Mission’s addiction recovery program. The idea of the class was to teach basic cooking skills to help people make the transition from … Read more…

The 100 Mile Challenge

If you haven’t yet had a chance to catch the new Canadian reality series on the Food Network – The 100 Mile Challenge – I encourage you to check it out. Families in the town of Mission have committed to … Read more…

A Good Friday

What else is a lapsed Buddhist to do on an Easter Friday but spend the afternoon over at Union Gospel Mission serving Easter dinners? Usually I’ve worked on the steam line in the kitchen at these things, but today I was … Read more…