Yearly Archives: 2014

2014 December

The Story – 4 – Birth pangs of a big delivery

2017-07-18T17:35:20-04:00December 11th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

We are a story, a living story, if we are anything, and this is one reason, maybe the best, why stories will never go out of fashion. In my own family, much of our time together revolves around stories. We read them every night and often the children read more on their beds, flashlights in hand, [...]

2014 December

Daniel Alfredsson and me? Twins? Do I have to retire now?

2017-07-18T17:36:49-04:00December 9th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

After ensuring the children did indeed still have all their limbs attached, the first order of business back home here in Uganda was to play some hockey, the sort reported earlier this year here in the Hamilton Spectator, that is ball hockey with Ugandans who are getting too good at Canada’s game. Too good, indeed. Joining us for [...]

2014 December

What? Dad was gone? To give Pope Francis some Turkish Delight?

2017-07-18T17:38:42-04:00December 8th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

So, upon my recent arrival back in Uganda after my Canadian visit for this, I was greeted with the good news that the children still had all their limbs attached, which, in such a longer absenteeism, is as realistic a hope as any to have. Of course, I gave them some gifts and this included some Turkish Delight, that enchanted [...]

2014 December

The Story – 3 – Falling into a heap of rubble

2017-07-18T17:40:14-04:00December 5th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

We are a story, a living story, if we are anything, and this is one reason, maybe the best, why stories will never go out of fashion. In my own family, much of our time together revolves around stories. We read them every night and often the children read more on their beds, flashlights in hand, [...]

2014 December

The Story – 2 – Under your loving wings

2017-07-18T17:41:26-04:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

We are a story, a living story, if we are anything, and this is one reason, maybe the best, why stories will never go out of fashion. In my own family, much of our time together revolves around stories. We read them every night and often the children read more on their beds, flashlights in hand, [...]

2014 December

The Story – 1 – Getting cleaned on the inside

2017-07-18T17:43:26-04:00December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

We are a story, a living story, if we are anything, and this is one reason, maybe the best, why stories will never go out of fashion. In my own family, much of our time together revolves around stories. We read them every night and often the children read more on their beds, flashlights in hand, [...]

2014 November

A surprise for all of us. Thank you.

2017-07-18T17:45:01-04:00November 26th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

So, I went for my morning swim as usual today, the only difference that the pool was in Canada where, normally, in November, I am not. And after I finished and walked out through the lobby, the day's newspaper in hand, the gal at the counter called me by name and said the boss, that is the [...]

2014 November

25 years after The Wall fell

2014-12-15T07:22:00-05:00November 19th, 2014|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

(The Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, November 15, 2014) KAMPALA, UGANDA -- It was still morning in Berlin on this Sunday when candles at the Church of Reconciliation were lit to honour yesteryear’s dead, the brave souls who ran from the uniforms and helmets and strong-armed authorities, who ran for freedom that was torn away, even as their flesh would be torn by barbed-wire and vicious dogs and bullets at that wall.