My first bit for Prairies North magazine is all about monks. The fall issue is out and I’m proud to be a contributor for the first time! My deepest thanks to the wonderful Father Demetrius Wasylyniuk, the subject of the interview. He’s a fantastic tour guide for me and Amanda Soulodre, Prairies North publisher. I only regret I didn’t get to witness first hand his legendary pruning of the apple orchard with his beloved Stihl chainsaw. Generous with his knowledge, time and good humour, Father Demetrius was the best monk with whom I’ve ever spent an afternoon! And I got to visit “the dungeon” root cellar, hand-dug in in 1921. Get your copy for A Monk’s Life and so many other great articles and photos in Prairies North. Father and I swapped jams; the jury is out.