2014 Peace Breakfast of the YMCA of Hamilton-Burlington-Brantford

2015 February

Spunky women and other things lost in translation

2017-07-18T02:42:53-04:00February 4th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This is from Peter, a Ugandan music teacher explaining one of his first interactions with his future bride-to-be. These two youngish Ugandans were around our dinner table last night. Their initial conversation went like this: Her: Do you remember my name? Him: No. Her: What kind of teacher are you that you don’t remember your [...]

2015 January

The Nature of Peace – 4 – (and falling for goalies)

2017-07-18T02:44:19-04:00January 29th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Here, or below, we’re continuing on the theme of The Nature of Peace, this the fourth of several excerpts from an address I gave in Hamilton, Canada in November 2014. Excerpt #1 is here and #2 is here and #3 is here. But first, about the kids. + Liz gets a phone call from a friend. [...]

2015 January

The Nature of Peace #3 (and BTW, Dad, I’m going to be a journalist!)

2017-07-18T02:45:12-04:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Here, or below, we’re continuing on the theme of The Nature of Peace, this the third of several excerpts from an address I gave in Hamilton, Canada in November 2014. Excerpt #1 is here and #2 is here. But first, this brief conversation: Dad: "And, guys, whenever you feel down about school, just remember, you only [...]

2015 January

Don’t let your inner peace be stolen (The Nature of Peace – #2)

2017-07-18T17:21:59-04:00January 12th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In November 2014 I returned from my African home to speak at the Hamilton Convention Centre on the theme of The Nature of Peace. This was on the invitation of the YMCA of Hamilton-Burlington-Brantford, which holds an annual Peace Medal Breakfast to honour the people of Hamilton region who work towards peace. Now, following the [...]

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

Keynote address on Nature of Peace – Nov. 17 last day for tickets

2017-07-18T17:46:00-04:00November 15th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Ugandan neighbour kid to Jean: 'Where are you going?' Jean to Ugandan neighbour kid: 'Crazy. Want to come?' Ugandan neighbour kid: 'Let me go ask my Mom.' Is it the Canadian accent? ++ But when you cross borders there will be, at the very least, misunderstandings, if not risk and a need for courage to [...]