As I’m getting closer to submitting and defending my Th.D. dissertation, I’m thinking about what comes next in terms of publishing. I’ve long wanted to write a book about Fort Babine and our experiences there as a missionary family. I kept a regular daily journal while there and so I have a lot of raw material to work with. I’m eager to write it! Hopefully I can begin in March and maybe be done by the end of summer.
I’ve also been thinking about this because we have a group of young people from our congregation coming over this evening. They’ve asked me to regale them with tales of the north. I’m only too happy to oblige. I used to write a regular monthly newsletter for our supporting churches, the Babine Bulletin. While the website is now defunct, it’s still possible to see it through the Internet Wayback Machine. You can find the archive here. One of my favourite Bulletins is this one, a story of a visit from an ex-Roman Catholic priest, the late Dr. Franco Maggiotto. Another time, my wife Rose took a turn at writing — she did an awesome job. Those were exciting, good times.