In the absence of going to a folk music festival this summer, I'm putting together my own folk festival right here at Squinch. Here's my first post. Next up on the stage of my imagination are The Most Loyal. An indie folk/rock band from Toronto, I've gotten to know a few of the fine folks… Continue reading Build my own folk fest, part II
I'm growing sad about not getting my folk fest fix this summer. I did snag tickets to Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road stop in Ontario, but beyond that I'm dry. Oh, wait - there is the 3rd Annual Fast Folk Fest at Knox Presbyterian in Toronto (details soon to follow). But in the… Continue reading Build my own folk fest
I saw this good wisdom from Jim Wallis in his book On God's Side. It's such accessible Christian living, putting the gospel into play in our everyday living. Ten personal decisions you can make to help foster the common good. If you are a father or a mother, make your children the most important priority… Continue reading Promote the common good
Can you find a purer piece of Canadiana than Maple Syrup, nectar of the great white northern gods (ok, and parts of the the Northern US too). If all you use this springtime elxir for is on top of pancakes, you are missing a world of culinary delight: dipping sauce for bacon, combine with soy… Continue reading Friday photos
It's the award season - Golden Globes and Grammys done; Academy Awards next up. But have you heard of the Hearts and Minds Best Books Awards? I know, doesn't quite have the broad cultural reach of the Oscars or Grammys but if you want to know what is worth reading (largely in Christian publishing), you… Continue reading Nice kudos
"If you are dependent on people who don't know you, who control the value of your necessities, you are not free, and you are not safe." Wendell Berry, "Sex, Economy, Freedom and Community." The irony of it is staggering and sobering - and, please, may it lead us to serious reconsideration of our economic habits… Continue reading Can I have my quinoa and the Andean farmer eat it too?
As a new year stretches forward, there wait 365 square blocks of open calendar space to fill up with our living. These calendars are an unscribbled canvas filled with all the possibilities we can dream and imagine for the year ahead. There's a minor deceit, however, in this belief,… Continue reading Occupy our calendars