In August 2011 my wife, Siobhan, and I decided to move to Vancouver so I could pursue a graduate degree in Christian studies at Regent College. This is a collection of pieces, glimpses of our life on the second floor of a great old house on the edge of Kitsilano, as we study, make friends, enjoy food, and learn all we can in this amazing life.

6th April 2014

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The picture of cool.

The picture of cool.

23rd March 2014

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Another nice day for ferry riding. #bcferries #horseshoebay #springsun

Another nice day for ferry riding. #bcferries #horseshoebay #springsun

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17th March 2014

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Not a bad day to be stuck waiting for the ferry on #Galiano

Not a bad day to be stuck waiting for the ferry on #Galiano

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17th March 2014

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#hunterstonfarm #yestergram

#hunterstonfarm #yestergram

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8th March 2014

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#ashwednesday #instagramcatchup

#ashwednesday #instagramcatchup

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8th March 2014

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#ubc #springclouds

#ubc #springclouds

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4th March 2014

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When I was young I had to choose between the life of being and the life of doing. And I leapt at the latter like a trout to a fly. But each deed you do, each act, binds you to itself and to its consequences, and makes you act again and yet again. Then very seldom do you come upon a space, a time like this, between act and act, when you may stop and simply be. Or wonder who, after all, you were. […] That’s why I like the sea.
— Ged, The Farthest Shore

22nd February 2014

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[The man confessing] had immense self-importance: he was unable to picture a world of which he was only a typical part — a world of treachery, violence, and lust in which his shame was altogether insignificant. How often the priest had heard the same confession — Man was so limited: he hadn’t even the ingenuity to invent a new vice: the animals knew as much. It was for this world that Christ had died: the more evil you saw and heard about you, the greater glory lay around the death; it was too easy to die for what was good or beautiful, for home or children or a civilization — it needed a God to die for the half-hearted and the corrupt.
— Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

Tagged: reading

22nd February 2014

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Quiet campus. #ubc #readingweek

Quiet campus. #ubc #readingweek

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18th February 2014

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Sunset tree.

Sunset tree.