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2013 September

Why My Bride lights up the room. Congratulations to her.

2017-07-19T20:46:10-04:00September 16th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

When the Light of the World talked about light, he made the plain observation that it’s not something to hide. No, we strike a match and light a lamp and put it high so that we don’t bump into the furniture. Of course, in Uganda, when the power goes out after dark, this can be [...]

2013 July

On Helen Keller, being blind and doing something

2017-07-19T20:53:30-04:00July 10th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You never know what to say when you’re up there. Your name is called. There’s a presenter, a certain presenter picked just for you, waiting to hand you the honour, the certificate in this case, the paper of recognition that has your name on it. You walk up and you receive it and then, besides a simple [...]

2013 June

On dragons, Bilbo Baggins, and My Bride’s honorary doctorate

2017-07-20T00:15:55-04:00June 12th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

The thing about dragons is that you have to believe they exist before you can go and slay them. And even after you believe, you have to somehow care. It’s much easier to let any old dragon open its mouth and breathe its fire and destroy what it may while you leave the poor villagers [...]