Yearly Archives: 2018

2018 February

The demonization of touching in our times

2018-02-13T23:48:07+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Categories: Hamilton Spectator|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Today we’ll talk about touch. And the California girl. The California girl was a beautiful girl – you can imagine her California hair and skin and eyes and all that – but she might as well have been a dog. She’d be better off as a dog. This is what she said. Then she’d get affection and

2018 February

Breathing clean air in a pit-latrine nation

2018-02-16T19:36:29+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , |25 Comments

It’s Saturday morning and we’re in the newsroom of The Standard, talking – well, laughing – about Donald Trump’s most recent step into a cow patty. African nations, home to more than one billion of the world’s people, are in Trump’s alleged words, “shithole countries.” The president

2018 January

In celebration of Flying Dad Dudes

2018-01-13T11:59:37+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , |6 Comments

I love my work. In fact, at the airport this morning a stranger approached me and said, “Excuse me. Are you the guy who writes about fatherhood stuff? I appreciate that so much. But really, how do you do it? Your kids, so well adjusted. Your wife, so remarkably hot. You, always on the mark. You’re one lucky dude!”