The Foot Path of Peace


To be glad of life because it gives you a chance to love, and to work, and to play, and to look up at the stars; to be satisfied with your possessions but not contented with yourself until you have made the best use of them; to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice; to be governed by your aspirations rather than by disgusts; to covet nothing that is your neighbors except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners; to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends and every day of Christ and to spend as much time as you can with body and Spirit in God’s out-of-doors. These are the little guide posts of the Foot Path of Peace.

Henry Van Dyke

Five Hundred Miles in Three Days

Five hundred miles in three days. These are the places I visited.

Studio Building on 25 Severn Street, Toronto

Tom Thomson Gallery, in Owen Sound

Leith Shore, near Owen Sound

Leith Cemetery, near Owen Sound

Outside the Shack, by the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg

Inside the Shack, by the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg


Tom Thomson statue, in downtown Huntsville

Algonquin Park, western boundary

Scotia Junction, west of Algonquin Park

Canoe Lake, my final resting place