Jim Taylor

Taylor: Keeping our proper place

Perhaps classroom-style seating is intended to discourage questioning, discussing, sharing. Just be good…and do as you’re told

Lake Country woman is changing lives 10,000 km away

So far nearly $600,000 has gone to help lift 45 Bolivian families out of poverty due to their knitting skills.

Taylor: Relationships we build

Connection with lost friend feels like a resurrection.

Taylor: If trees could speak

The trees talked about the joy they felt as children scrambled over their roots and swung from their branches.

Taylor: Things we never knew we’d learned

I refuse to believe in a God who deliberately causes landslides. But I cannot rid myself of the notion that Something influences my life.

Taylor: The test of any demagogue

…it’s hard to disagree with someone’s personal experience. I may question someone’s opinions; I can’t question her experience.

Taylor: A column all about nothing

There is no such thing as nothing. Because if there was such a thing as nothing, it wouldn’t be nothing, would it?

Taylor: The naked woman on an altar

I’m not bothered by the nudity…I am offended by individuals—male or female—claiming to be God.

Taylor: A time to step forward boldly

When you walk…you lean forward; you start to fall; you swing that second foot forward to stop yourself from falling.

Taylor: In the clear and holy darkness

I like the darkness of winter evenings. When I take my dog out for a walk, the stars glitter with a burnished brightness.

Taylor: Let your light shine

Different worlds of understanding can see their own way.

Taylor: Look for the person, not for the star

His reality doesn’t depend on a date-stamped birth certificate nor on DNA profiles.

Taylor: One-size-fits-all doesn’t fit anything

Complex issues demand complex resolutions. One-size solutions just don't cut it.

Taylor: Reading the characters in a nasty play

Tell-tale signs come from lead actors in the Senate.

Taylor: Putting distance between us

Advancing technology seems to distance us from one another.

Taylor: The dangers of getting too comfortable

Unlike trout, we can consider the culture we live in with a critical eye.

Taylor: Encountering things we cannot believe

Watching crows, I cannot believe that they do not have some form of telepathic communication.

Taylor: The decline and fall of almost everything

Once a mining boom town, Sandon reminds me of the mainline churches in the 1950s and early ’60s.

Taylor: A twist on the laws of discourse

Last ditch argument should spell defeat for the one who resorts to it.

Taylor: The poignant pleasures of last times

The realization these were the last set of tires I will buy lent a slightly different flavour to the transaction.