"Give thanks to God for the gift of sport, in which the human person exercises his body, intellect and will, recognising these abilities as so many gifts of his Creator.”    --St. John Paul II

Ice Time

 Skating Amid Crystal Leaves

 I saw what seemed like cotton balls or feathers covering the ice.

Writing

Remembering My Mother

This year’s flood fell on the anniversary of my mother’s death one year ago...

Transformed

Fingers finish lacing at minus nine, I rise in the silent air, razor-steel on my feet;

On The Water

Fishing Amid Flaming Tamaraks

Suddenly, my fishing rod pulled away from my feet holding it against the boat seat as I rowed.

Paddle to a Remote Place and Pray. 

Jesus frequently sought remote places to pray alone, and a boat was his favourite way to get there.