As I have mentioned before, I live on the outskirts of one of the largest Mennonite enclaves in Canada. I grew up there. I visit regularly as a lot of my family still lives there. And when I head to a Mennonite relief sale for the closest we get to a festival, it is the … More The Curious Case of Kitchener-Waterloo
Some think it ironic that the region with the largest concentration of Mennonites in Canada east of Winnipeg is also a booming centre of Canada’s high tech industry. Some find it insulting that this is ever considered ironic. Those who find it ironic think of Mennonites as averse to technology. When they think of Waterloo … More Rage against the Machines. Or Not.
Last Christmas, I wrote up this nostalgic piece as a sort of Menno-ified version of Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales. It’s a bit sweeter than my typical fare. It didn’t snow every year at Christmas when I was a child growing up in the Mennonite enclave of Kitchener-Waterloo, but it snowed often enough … More A Child’s Christmas in Mennoland Pt. 1