Aslan

2018 September

On dreams, flying and Aslan’s country

2018-10-07T11:13:06+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Hamilton Spectator|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

I had a dream the other night, an outrageous foray into the sublimely bizarre. I was fighting a gorilla. He wore glasses, which, funny enough, looked like mine. I stood in the cleft of a rockface, and had a motorcycle in my shoulder bag. I was going to ride away, fly, somehow. Crazy for sure. Our dreams are such a mystery.

2015 September

We’re back in Africa. With the cats. (And that Very Great Cat.)

2017-07-18T02:06:37+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

So, after some months in our Canadian home, we’re back in Africa. The commute over the Atlantic was non-eventful with the exception of two notes. One is the passing of Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and so-called “poet-laureate of medicine,” a man rich in words and spirit, both. I saw the report on the BBC somewhere [...]

2015 September

Of lions, children and innocence of lives given

2017-04-06T22:21:31+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday, August 29, 2015) HAMILTON, CANADA ✦ If you were a lion you’d have little in common with any little girl, unless it’s the summer of 2015 when you could both die horrible deaths on the other side of the ocean and people on this side would know.