Preparing for YOUR moment

There is a well-known expression that says, “We spend our lives moving toward a moment… [more]

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“What I do finds me”

Many years ago I attended a conference in which the keynote speaker was a woman who specialized… [more]

“What I do finds me” "What I do finds me"

Silence yields great insights and firm resolve

One of our practices in Morning Meeting, that comes from our Quaker origins, is the use… [more]

Silence yields great insights and firm resolve Silence yields great insights and firm resolve

Always find a way to be kind

Today I want to share a secret with you that, if followed, can make your life better than… [more]

Always find a way to be kind Always find a way to be kind

Living Life To The Fullest

You often hear a phrase when someone passes away, that they “lived life to the fullest.”… [more]

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Always find a way to be kind

Today I want to share a secret with you that, if followed, can make your life better than you ever imagined, can improve the lives of the people around you and can, ultimately lead to world peace and prosperity. Yes, in the next five minutes I will give you the ability to do all of […]

Living Life To The Fullest

You often hear a phrase when someone passes away, that they “lived life to the fullest.” What do you picture when you hear that expression? I believe we have a cultural bias that leads us to picture people climbing mountains, or skiing down mountains, or jumping out of airplanes, or white-water rafting, or eating and […]

The Pillars: Part II

In 1998 the Friends Council on Education (FCE), the US-based Quaker association of independent schools, published a study entitled, “Embracing the Tension: The Evidence for Conflict as the Locus of Moral Growth.” This document was the result of a study done by FCE on “the structures and processes that make Friends schools deliberate moral communities.” […]

The Four Pillars

There are many Pickering College traditions, and today I’d like to speak about perhaps one of the most prominent icons of the school; something that strikes each of us as we approach the school for the first time – the four  Pillars! If you check out the history in the front hall, you will know […]

Welcome to Pickering College

Last week we began a new school year, and, as has been the case for generations of Pickering College students, one of the highlights of the week was our Opening Meeting for Worship.  One of the defining qualities of Pickering College is Morning Meeting. It is a time to gather in the collective spirit of […]

Citizen or Taxpayer

So here’s my take on the Mayor of Toronto situation. I’m not going to add to the already copious commentary about the appropriateness of the actions he has taken or what should or should not be done – lots of people smarter than me have already written about that very clearly and articulately. Although I […]

Remembrance Day Service

Faculty and Staff, Students, Parents and Guests – Welcome! Today we are gathered together to commemorate Remembrance Day – a memorial day set aside to remember the soldiers  of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This service is typically observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the […]