A Prayer of Longing

I am preparing a talk for a men’s conference in January of next year. Below is my prayer to God to help me know what I am to say to these men. Father, I open my heart to you and beg you to speak through me the message you want these men to know from  Read more

June 23, 2018 in Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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The Pruning

Author’s note: this piece of writing is not intended as some mystical revelation of God speaking to me.  It is merely an expression of my imagination.  What I ascribe to God below is what I imagine he is saying to my heart in my heart, but I do not pretend that God is saying this  Read more

January 12, 2014 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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A Very Special Valentine

In late November, on my way home to London, Ontario from Australia, I was passing through the bus depot in Banff, Alberta.   I mentioned to a ticket agent that I had driven buses for “Brewsters” in the late 80′s.  She called over the supervisor and after a brief chat, I was offered my old  Read more

February 14, 2013 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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Road Lesson #3, You Will Meet Angels

Meeting someone even once can change your life.  Here’s a story about one such encounter with a man who changed the way I saw myself – all in 30 minutes. I was cycling the first leg of a 250km trip from Jasper, Alberta to Canmore, Alberta, through the most stunning scenery in the world, the  Read more

January 3, 2013 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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Give yourself the present moment

For New Years, my sweetheart and I took a road trip to the Muskokas in Ontario.  We had no plan, no reservations, no timetable to follow, except to see where we ended up.  It was, as we called it, “our adventure.” The simple pleasure of asking, “You want to try that? You want to got  Read more

January 9, 2012 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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“Those Old Emotions…”

You smell a familiar perfume From a girl you knew long ago On a holiday weekend And you know… That you’re there once more In some forgotten story From your private library Of things that you’ll remember Then it comes back again, those OLD EMOTIONS And it brings back, those OLD EMOTIONS ~   The Spoons,  Read more

November 26, 2011 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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Ken Bovey: Final thoughts

June 13th, 2011 was the 20th anniversary of the death of a friend of mine, Ken Bovey.   Ken died at the age of 32 from scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease.  This is the story of the last 10 months of Ken’s life.  It is a story of how one man prepared for his own death.  Read more

September 8, 2011 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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Ken Bovey Part 9: Montreal

June 13th, 2011 was the 20th anniversary of the death of a friend of mine, Ken Bovey.   Ken died at the age of 32 from scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease.  This is the story of the last 10 months of Ken’s life.  It is a story of how one man prepared for his own death.  Read more

August 19, 2011 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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Ken Bovey: Part 7 Saying Good-bye

June 13th, 2011 was the 20th anniversary of the death of a friend of mine, Ken Bovey.   Ken died at the age of 32 from scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease.  This is the story of the last 10 months of Ken’s life.  It is a story of how one man prepared for his own death.  Read more

August 7, 2011 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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Ken Bovey Part 6, The Beginning of the End

June 13th, 2011 was the 20th anniversary of the death of a friend of mine, Ken Bovey.   Ken died at the age of 32 from scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease.  This is the story of the last 10 months of Ken’s life.  It is a story of how one man prepared for his own death.  Read more

August 4, 2011 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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