Daily Dad

2017 February

(Sixteen years ago today) she said ‘Yes!’

2017-05-12T20:43:35+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sixteen years ago today, The Children’s Mother and I got engaged. Of course, at the time she was not The Children’s Mother. She was My Babe. I thought the world should know of the good news, so I blasted it all on the front page ...

2017 January

No more kids! (But their birthday cakes? Hmm.)

2017-04-10T19:40:48+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s been the never ending birthday for our youngest, Hannah, who needs little introduction. She’s the girl who gets in the papers when she becomes a Canadian citizen, the girl who honestly give thanks for her life (and for bypassing the other life she could have had), the girl who Providence shines on in the [...]

2016 December

On dogs, dreams and getting robbed … again

2017-04-03T22:48:00+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Healing can come in any number of ways, of course, even through a dog. Our dog, Zak – he’s laying a few feet from me right now – has been this for me. If you’ve never met Zak, you can do so here, through these simple pleasures. Yes, Zak has been many things: guard dog, [...]

2016 October

That’s it. I’m moving to Canada … or … The (lying, monstrous) Donald

2017-04-13T13:45:17+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Today’s offering is about Donald Trump. If you have limited time, please instead read this piece on the same subject matter by Michael Coren, in today’s Toronto Star. As I have just told Michael, what he has written is powerful, thoughtful and poignant. It deserves our attention. Thank you, again, Michael. + The New York [...]

2016 October

(Flying around) a small world

2017-04-13T13:45:47+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s the other day and, unbeknownst to me, an old friend of mine, a Canadian we knew from Yemen way back in the day, is about to become a father. His name is Gabriel and, funny thing, I recently mentioned him in a column about my mother. (More on that in a minute.) Gabe’s wife [...]

2016 September

Answering the tough questions

2017-04-13T13:47:30+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

The Children’s Mother has returned from Tanzania which means, besides the addition of some fresh flowers in the house, I can focus anew on what it is that I do. When you discover what this is, please tell me. Ah, yes, it’s answering questions. From the kids. Interesting questions. A full-time job, for sure, but [...]

2016 September

Talking to my dinner plate again

2017-04-13T13:59:36+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , |0 Comments

So, it’s that time, Single Daddin’ It, again. As you might recall, this is when the children’s mother is out of country and I am left to look at my dinner plate and ask it certain existential questions, like, if I were an animal (I mean, in the furry or feathery sense), just what restaurant [...]

2016 September

We’re back

2017-04-13T14:06:42+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re back in Africa (with the cats and dog and everyone else). So is this blog. They, the Ugandans, always call it a holiday. “So how was your holiday?” they’ll ask. It gets too complicated to explain in any great detail that we actually aren’t really holidaying during our annual stretch in Canada, not in [...]