2012 columns

Three lessons in listening hearts top my list for 2012
December 26, 2012

Christmas in Newtown: God’s Listening, Loving Presence
December 19, 2012

Coffee shops offer sacred spaces for listening hearts
December 12, 2012

Malala, dignity and more T-words for a beautiful person
December 5, 2012

Six T’s of a beautiful person: it’s all about respect
November 28, 2012

You light up Cochrane, and you light up my life, too
November 21, 2012

An intriguing number draws us to delightful surprises
November 14, 2012

My prayer for the president-elect of the United States
November 7, 2012

‘Drunken Indians,’ ‘poor Indians’ and other stereotypes
October 31, 2012

Stretching out on monkey bars inspires book of prayers
October 24, 2012

Respect is about oneness, love: just do the right thing
October 17, 2012

Why I choose respect-based partnerships instead of pity
October 10, 2012

Partnering with their dreams: a healing salve of hope
October 3, 2012

Experiencing their dreams: about partnership, not pity
September 26, 2012

Reflections on writing, riots and the return of autumn
September 19, 2012

Computer nerd says writing’s on the wall re: cursive
Guest Column by Reg Harbeck

September 12, 2012

Keeping things unfocused, as in photography, so in life
Guest Column by James Harbeck

September 5, 2012

Readers discern opportunities for joy in foggy moments
August 29, 2012

Three lessons on life my wife’s foggy photo taught me
August 22, 2012

Ramadan and one Muslim’s answer to religious hate crimes
August 15, 2012

Muslim reader embraced hope in ‘kiss from a full moon’
August 8, 2012

Cobblestone view from cyclist’s handlebars inspires art
August 1, 2012

Professional modern dancer evokes sense of murmuration
July 25, 2012

Sacred Garden a place for contemplating beautiful life
July 18, 2012

Pancake breakfast adds pounds but cements friendships
July 11, 2012

Instant community begins with a bewildering invitation
July 4, 2012

‘Home, Tweet Home’ evokes gratitude for wonderful wife
June 27, 2012

Sky-blue palettes, giant June snowflakes, PEI sunsets
June 20, 2012

I spied with my little eye and what did I see up high?
June 13, 2012

Stoney Nakoda elder reflects on white buffalo, respect
June 6, 2012

Spiritual encounter with white buffalo humbles reader
May 30, 2012

More Stoney Nakoda wisdom for a happy, rewarding life
May 23, 2012

Nature’s University offers course in human relations
May 16, 2012

A tulip garden blessing for mothers on their special day
May 9, 2012

Firewood gave column’s fans something to groan about
May 2, 2012

A sparkling candidate voters could really warm up to
April 25, 2012

So, which is more powerful: words, pictures, or both?
April 18, 2012

Art goes beyond limits of words to touch other worlds
April 11, 2012

She danced at her beloved’s funeral because of Easter
April 4, 2012

The power of print media and hope for Lifeline Malawi
March 28, 2012

Reader challenges need for God for enjoyment of life
March 21, 2012

Automotive junkyards reward reader with vivid stories
March 14, 2012

To see the old as beautiful as Venus, Jupiter dancing
March 7, 2012

Car rises from ashes of time as word of beauty, hope
February 29, 2012

A thank-you note for companionship at a time of grief
February 22, 2012

Charcoal lesson on being fans for each other’s spirit
February 15, 2012

Mission Mexico counters violence of poverty with hope
February 8, 2012

Readers respond on how to handle mean-spirited emails
February 1, 2012

What’s wrong with forwarding a mean-spirited e-mail?
January 25, 2012

Thirsty deer, longing souls, readers’ words on prayer
January 18, 2012

Scientific sense of wonder prompts chat about prayer
January 11, 2012

Clarity, verity, charity: my resolve to have new ears
January 4, 2012

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