Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ride For Africycle 3.0

We met with the guys from Africycle this past weekend, to debrief on last years ride, and to put the planning for this years ride into motion. We also received the final tally for last year's ride:


Thanks so much for helping out with it. If you're interested in joining this years ride, we'll have 'Rider information packages' available soon.

If you're interested in sponsoring me for this year's ride, click here.

Our plan for this year is to ride around Lake Ontario again, but in the opposite direction this time. We'll be staring in Peterborough, and heading through the GTA on the first couple of days, instead of finishing with that like last year. We're also adding a rest day in the middle, to relax at a State Park on the south shore of the lake. Our last day will be killer, climbing home from Brighton to Peterborough in nice mid-July temperatures.

I can't wait.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Good Riddance

Thursday, January 08, 2009


This is my oversimplified response to Palestine/Israel. I don't know the detailed history of struggle and conflict in this part of the world. People killing people. People mistreating people. Escalating attacks. Ceasefires. Broken promises. Missiles, bombs, walls, fences, border crossings, rocks thrown, words exchanged, love and hatred.

I try to follow Christ, and belong to the Christian religion. Yet I have a hard time practising some of the things that Christ preached. Things like loving my enemies, regardless of who they are. They may be enemies of thought, of ideology, of political persuasion, or they may cheer for the Leafs.

I try to follow Christ, and live a life of grace, reflecting the grace that he has shown me. Yet, I'm often quick to condemn, to blame, to point out fault. However, I'm not in a place to throw stones of judgement, as I myself am not without my faults.

I find myself with more questions than answers most days.