“The new masculinity” Despite huge strides, gender equality remains elusive. Two recent books urge men to redefine themselves. – United Church Observer, September 2017
“Cheap Seats” 39 hours on the Greyhound – with a toddler. – Eighteen Bridges, Spring/Summer 2017
“Mennonite Pride” At a time when our culture is fractured along ideological lines, what can Mennonites teach us about how to disagree? – The Walrus, November 2016
“Shunning the technology gods” Scripture guided their forbears to reject electricity and cars, but these modern Mennonites spurn our tech-obsessed culture for other reasons. – The Ottawa Citizen, April 2016
“Hell and High Water” On the shifting shorelines of Bangladesh, tens of millions teeter on the brink of a climate disaster. – United Church Observer, April 2016
“Revolutionary Words” Witnessing the Arab Spring in Cairo inspired Karim Alrawi’s debut novel. – Quill & Quire, November 2015
“Sucked Dry” A First Nation suffers so Winnipeg can have water. – The Walrus, March 2015
“Preparing for a beautiful end” A Canadian couple turns the stereotype of doomsday preppers on its head, and looks for the beauty in armageddon. – Geez, Winter 2014, reprinted in Utne Reader, Fall 2015.
“A coup in Burkina Faso” None of us imagined the strongman could be toppled without blood. – The Globe & Mail, November 2014
“A Quiet Slaughter” On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, a Hutu from Burundi shares his story of surviving President Paul Kagame’s alleged secret war of vengeance. – Hazlitt, April 2014
“The Way We Give” In Burkina Faso, generosity can’t always bridge cultural and economic divides. – The Walrus, December 2013
“The Revolutionary” A short comic about Burkina Faso’s revolutionary president, Thomas Sankara.
“Living with the enemy” A musician and a broadcaster come to grips with depression. – The Vancouver Sun, April 2013
“Waging war on malaria” Life and death in rural Mali. – Childview, Summer 2011
“Do we need the cops?” A few bad apples or a rotten barrel? – Geez, Spring 2011
“I took my wife’s last name” She said it made her feel loved. My mother was upset. – The Globe and Mail, July 2009