Daily Dad

2016 June

Love and courage in a well-lit café

2017-05-10T12:35:50+00:00 June 11th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s USA Today and a story about Muhammad Ali here at Café Amis, an American-French café on a cobblestone street in Sewickley, PA. It’s a cool spot on a warm Saturday near Pittsburgh, a small place with large windows not far from Sewickley’s historic library where books on Ali are also given some noticeable placement. [...]

2016 June

Wrong seat. Wrong country. No phone. No mouse.

2017-05-03T17:24:15+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

So, I just filled out Canada’s most recent census, barely beating the May 31 deadline and thus staying out of jail and fulfilling this duty of those of us living in this great country. Before letting me go, the questionnaire asked if I or anyone in the family would mind if all the sordid details [...]

2016 May

Tim Bosma’s funeral. A bittersweet day / Tim Bosma, dream house builder. Don’t let your heart be troubled. (Reposts)

2017-04-10T21:28:26+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Three years ago yesterday the public was invited to a funeral to mourn the death of Tim Bosma. To honor Tim and his memory and to acknowledge the impact his murder has had on the broader community, this is a repeat of a Daily Dad post from that funeral, and another repost, below it, on [...]

2016 May

You know you’re home when …

2017-04-13T15:34:11+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The one thing that always helps us as a family re-acclimatize to life back in Canada is Save the Mothers’ annual Steps for Change walk. It unfolded in 15 municipalities across North America on Saturday. The kids’ roller blades and bikes and whatever else is needed, after being in Canadian storage for eight months, have [...]

2016 May

Crossing through Brussels. Staring down the principal.

2017-04-13T15:40:19+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So, it’s Day 5 of our official return to our own home, Day 4 of the kids’ return to school, that is their Canadian school, this, their annual routine here in Hamilton for the next couple of months. Of course, this is long enough to get new clothes (thank God for mothers willing to do [...]

2016 April

Queen Elizabeth’s 90th, C.S. Lewis, and other news from The Kingdom

2017-04-14T18:58:36+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

So, we, the five of us, have been out of Africa for a bit, and taking the long way home to Hamilton, and are now in the United Kingdom, specifically in Stratford Upon Avon. Diana, (yes, like the mother of Prince William), is our B&B host and it’s breakfast and she tells us with a [...]