• Cedar-Apple Rust
    June 4, 2015
    With the month of May having expired, I picked up my Gyres artworks from...
  • Happy Birthday (Mister / Darling)
    May 22, 2015
    When airplanes (in literature and song) fall from the sky, there is liable to...
  • Gyres Opening
    May 11, 2015
    https://youtu.be/i4752qrlIZE
  • Dregs and Legacy
    April 20, 2015
    Dregs. Leftover (cocoa) bubbles in a cup. Satisfied traces in a swig-wake. Just accidental patterns? Or...
  • The Hidden Holy
    April 18, 2015
    On the heels of Scrapin' the Wasteland, Stephen (my gracious host) introduced me and...
  • Gyres in Jordan
    April 16, 2015
    Jordan Ontario is nestled in the heart of Niagara's wine growing region - and...
  • Cormorants at Cootes
    March 25, 2015
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8vGI6ROqmU
  • Canada Geese
    February 17, 2015
    Moving water does not readily solidify. And so even as frozen pipes fail to deliver...
  • Scrapin' the Wasteland
    February 2, 2015
    scrapin' the wasteland Earlier this year, my friend Stephen Svenson hosted "Scrapin' the Wasteland", an evening...
  • Institutional Memory
    December 24, 2014
    If you're familiar with Cardus, you'll have come across an issue or two of...
  • Silver Planets
    November 27, 2014
    What happens when you hang your world on imagination? This past summer, Phil, Rob, Julia...
  • Movers and Shakers
    October 31, 2014
    It's tempting to don a skeleton on one of the few days of the...
  • Making Little Planets
    July 16, 2014
    I had a great time at Art Forms Youth Art Studio this week, making little...
  • DEVOTIONS - Essay
    May 1, 2014
    This Essay was first published as part of DEVOTIONS, an exhibit curated by Bryce...
  • The Patriarch
    December 26, 2013
    Father Christmas remembers (in spite of frostbite) not to slouch in the company of guests. But...
  • Pacts and Impacts - Essay for LANDSCRAPES
    February 8, 2013
    This essay first appeared as part of my LANDSCRAPES exhibition at the you me...
  • Salvation
    December 24, 2012
    If salvation is to rise again "in the faces of our children, and in...
  • if you believe...
    December 18, 2012
    If you believe this world is slated for destruction anyway, what motivation would you...
  • history and fiction
    December 18, 2012
    History is the fiction we invented to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and...
  • dregs
    December 18, 2012
    In 2011 I made a Christmas card out of coffee dregs. It involved a...
  • in a mechanical universe...
    December 18, 2012
    ...is it absurd to talk about the birth of a star, since "birth" is...
  • Reading Genesis
    December 18, 2012
    Reading Genesis without knowledge of ancient languages, ancient history, archaeology, and philosophy is like...
  • If you were to represent God as a human, what would he look like?
    December 18, 2012
    The occasion for this question today is its appearance this week in a sermon...
  • radical redemption
    December 18, 2012
    Re - deem: to "deem" again e.g. I deem you worthy. I dub you friend I assign you...
  • whom do you love? what do you believe?
    December 18, 2012
    Most people that I've met hold at least two kinds of commitments: commitments to people commitments...
  • the act of faith
    December 18, 2012
    Allow me to deconstruct your world for you. It will only take a second. Faith...
  • don't spend your life...
    December 18, 2012
    ...it's not currency
  • what do you call a ten cent toss?
    December 18, 2012
    paradigm shift
  • if anything matters, everything matters
    December 18, 2012
    I understand this maxim to mean that in order to rightly value my own...
  • what do you call a robotic lumberjack?
    December 17, 2012
    axiomatic