A Thanksgiving Story

[There’s a place in my neighbourhood called Mitchell House.  It provides transitional, semi-independent residence, for young men aged 16-21.  Graham Kelly is the manager of Mitchell House, part of the Threshold Housing Society.  This is his story.  I first read Graham’s story in my neighbourhood’s monthly newsletter, dropped off at my door this week.  I […]

Bruce Saunders and Movie Monday: Bringing Community to my Neighbourhood

Watching a movie can be so much more.   I’m a huge fan of Bruce Saunders weekly Movie Monday showing at the Eric Martin Pavilion Theatre, here in Victoria.   I’m a fan not just because of the movies shown at Eric Martin, though they tend to rock.   It’s a community event, where neighbours and nearby citizens […]

Who Are You?

Last night, I was out caroling in my neighbourhood.  It was great fun. First we broke bread, i.e. sweets, and hot, spiced apple cider, at the organizer’s house. Someone brought Christmas carol song sheets. We headed out, about 20 of us, young and old. We worked the neighbourhood, looking for houses with lights on, the […]