broken families

2018 July

The summer my family made the news

2018-07-15T17:02:19-04:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , |10 Comments

So, it's my 50th, that time to remember. And celebrate. No, not that 50th. Not my 50th birthday. That day came and went three years ago today. It was something else. On that day, the children – God bless them – decided to crack open their savings, walk to a local party store

2014 August

A boy’s story

2017-07-19T00:49:22-04:00August 19th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In the end, we are story as much as we are anything. This is one reason why it works so well, this movie, Boyhood, which follows in real time filming the life of a boy who, over the span of a dozen or so years, grows up. It’s a remarkable movie-making twist -- thank you Richard Linklater [...]