Jun 21, 2017

Sincerely Believing in the Wrong Thing

By | 2017-06-21T08:59:43+00:00 June 21, 2017|School Vision, Secondary|

My daughter got married last summer and moved to Sidney on Vancouver Island. They have a nice little rental house just a few blocks from the ocean and only 3 minutes from the Victoria Swartz Bay ferry terminal. Debbie and I enjoy going over to visit them. Heading where?! A few weeks ago we finished [...]

Apr 10, 2017

Ice Cream, New Shoes and Two Parks

By | 2017-04-10T08:45:58+00:00 April 10, 2017|Relationships, School Vision, Secondary|

When the temperature is in the mid to high 30s, the tinkle of the ice cream cart is a great sound. We were able to enjoy an ice cream sandwich or a fudge bar when the ice cream man showed up at an opportune time during our trip to Nicaragua. Mostly it was the leaders [...]

Oct 24, 2016

Parking in the Right Lot

By | 2016-10-24T09:19:41+00:00 October 24, 2016|School Vision, Secondary, This Square Inch|

Way back when, I used to look at which films were playing on Tuesday nights and sometimes, if Debbie and I weren’t too busy, we would go see one of them. Years ago, we went to a $5 Tuesday night movie on McCallum Road and parked in the lot next to the theatre. After the [...]

Sep 20, 2016

Tubing with the Thiessens

By | 2018-04-15T22:07:18+00:00 September 20, 2016|Middle School, School Vision|

Have you ever noticed that you need others in order to make it through adventures and ordeals? Case in point, tubing on Lake Okanagan. Our school board chair, Rick Thiessen and his wife Karen (who is also our school’s transportation coordinator) invited my family to spend an afternoon boating with them. The Thiessen’s have a [...]

Jun 20, 2016

Five Things I Learned in Kindergarten

By | 2016-06-20T08:56:07+00:00 June 20, 2016|School Vision, Secondary|

I was thinking about a month ago, “What am I going to write for my last blog article of the year?”  So I asked my wife, Debbie, who happens to be one of our ACS kindergarten teachers. She said, “Why don’t you spend a day in my world and write about it?” So I did.Last Tuesday, [...]

Jun 13, 2016

Adventures with Amigos

By | 2016-06-13T08:58:23+00:00 June 13, 2016|Elementary, School Vision|

It was Monday morning. Our Nicaraguan guests had departed on Saturday, and Sunday had been busy with Run for Water. I was getting ready for school and found myself looking for the light under the bathroom door, listening for movement from the guest bedrooms, and wondering if it was time to put the coffee on. It’s [...]

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