Entries by KASHA

Dave Robinson

Name: Dave Robinson Birthplace: Vancouver, BC What type of work have you done? I trained as a geologist at university (UBC); however, my working life has been in the Canadian military. I lived in a number of locations across Canada and had a number of different jobs before retiring to Kelowna in 2016 after 30 […]

Breaking the Romance Rules

There are the stories of Cinderella, Snow White, and the Little Mermaid…and, of course, the men they fall in love with and — depending on which versions of the stories you happen to read — live with happily ever after.  And there is the story that I’m most familiar with: Christian Girl Meets and Marries […]

Faith Groups Must Respect Human Rights

Kelowna Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists (KASHA) applauds the recent efforts of the federal government to restrict funding for the Canada Summer Jobs program to those groups who agree to respect human rights, including reproductive and LGBTQ rights. Freedom of religion and belief are fundamental freedoms in Canada that KASHA fully supports, but that support does […]

Darrel Lewis

Name: Darrel Lewis Birthplace: Moncton, New Brunswick.  I grew up on a dairy farm near Salisbury, NB. What type of work have you done? I trained as a computer programmer and as an Electronic Technologist.  I retired from Enmax Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary, in 2012.  Enmax is a utility company that generates […]

Moving Through New Doors in 2017

In a few weeks, another year will be drawing to a close. 2017 was pretty good for me. In my little world, some somewhat significant things happened: my family finally met The Handy-Man; I moved into my own place after living with roommates for four years; I started volunteering at ReStore (Habitat for Humanity); seemingly […]

Reunion

It’s been a year of reunions in my tiny corner of the universe. Two weeks ago, four of us former employees of XYZ Funeral Chapel gathered at my kitchen table for our third annual reunion. In August, I met with a friend from my past, whom I hadn’t communicated with in over three years. Also […]

A Heartfelt Reply

Recently I received an email/sermon from a somewhat-young-to-middle-aged person in my circle of friends and family members. The email arrived in my inbox not completely out-of-the-blue, because we’d talked briefly on the phone about a week before and we generally do keep in contact somewhat regularly. But the intensity of the message was a surprise to […]

Expansion

My world has expanded. I am seeing a bigger picture now. There is so much is out there, out in the real world. My focus used to be so narrow!   Those are some of the phrases that I catch myself thinking and saying nowadays, as “post-Christian Tania” who has settled more into this life and is […]

Worship, Replayed?

It stands about three feet to my right as I sit here with my computer and my cup of tea. Until a few weeks ago, I had barely touched it for a year. But now, I am living on my own again, and I have peace and quiet and space. I finally asked My Handyman to fix […]

Re-Visiting Church: A Few Weeks Later

On the first Sunday of April, I went to my “home” church for the first time in over two years. It was my aunt and my uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary that weekend, and a part of the Sunday morning service at church was dedicated to the occasion. I wanted to be there with my family, so […]