Okay, so I’m blogging. It seems like everyone else got started in 2006, but here I am – finally. I say “finally” because for months my spouse has been saying to me “Every week you tell me about all kinds of interesting things happening at Five Oaks. You should be blogging about these great stories.” Then, last month, with colleagues from retreat centres across North America, we realized together that we needed to start telling our stories in this way. I volunteered to jump in first.My plan is to tell you about the little – and big – things that happen weekly in retreat centres like Five Oaks: births, deaths and the stuff of life that happens in between for folks who take their spiritual journeys seriously, and seek out such a sacred place.