Seasons of life

Into the golden years

I have entered into the time of life when there is much to write about, much to look forward to from the perspective of decades of life experience.

I see our world through the eyes of science, and also through the lens of the Christian faith to which I hold. I am a chemist, a biochemist specialized in lipidology. I retired from full university professorship almost a decade ago. I am also a man of faith, shaped in the framework of Reformed Theology, ordained in the Ministry.

What I write arises from the confluence of all that I have been and all that I hope I will yet be.

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Travel Adventures
We love to travel at every opportunity that comes our way, with tour groups sometimes, but on our own most of the time DIY-travel (do-it-yourself)…
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The Lachine Rapids
I’ve lived in Montreal for 30+ years. All that time I have never visited the Lachine Rapids. A nice leisurely walk along the banks of…
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Travel Adventures

We love to travel at every opportunity that comes our way, with tour groups sometimes, but on our own most of the time DIY-travel (do-it-yourself)…
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The Lachine Rapids

I’ve lived in Montreal for 30+ years. All that time I have never visited the Lachine Rapids. A nice leisurely walk along the banks of…
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A collection of sermon texts

Selected sermons given by Victor C. Gavino at The Kensington Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Avenue, NDG, Montreal. 2016 July 17 – “Moving Forward in Faith…
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Jan Lisiecki in Montreal

Almost a decade ago when he was 15 years of age, the Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecky signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. I was…
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Moving to a condo

Now empty-nesters, it was time to downsize. We sold the family house and moved to a a much smaller living space, a condo unit. I…
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XCC and the ZEC Lavigne

What is the ZEC Lavigne? The acronym ZEC stands for “Zone d’exploitation controllée.” In roughly translates to: “Controlled Harvesting Zone” or, “Protected Area for Fishing…
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Dining out in Montreal

There are several elements that combine to make restaurant dining a very pleasant experience. The quality of the food is of course primary, but the…
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Summer 2019 Roadtrip

Day 0, May 30, 2019: Packed the car, a Subaru Crosstrek, for the drive to Winnipeg Manitoba along the Trans Canada. I would then fly…
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A King like no other

In 1922, Helen Howarth Lemmel penned a hymn, a tune that I began to internalize very early in my life, when precisely I can’t even…
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After Christmas…

Years ago I learned that not a few friends in the ministry label the Sunday after Christmas, a “Low-Sunday” or more descriptively, a “Low-Energy Sunday.”…
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Schubert Festival – OSM

It was a week of Schubert presented by the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal (OSM). We attended the concert on January 16, 2020, Kent Nagano conducting,…
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