camping

2022 August

The wonder of the great outdoors

2022-08-22T19:00:16-04:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , |4 Comments

According to my phone GPS, two of the three children are gone. I asked their mother about this. “Yes, Number Two and Number Three,” she said. “Oh,” I said. When did they leave? “Early summer.” “Yes, of course. To where?” “Camp.” Only Child Number One, the Mac nursing student who’s working in a nearby seniors home, sleeps

2014 September

Good-bye. And God be with you.

2017-07-19T00:36:08-04:00September 29th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It was 'good-bye mommy!' and 'good-bye daddy!' this morning with all the waves and smiles while bus after bus rolled out of the school parking lot. Hundreds of kids went one place or another, this direction and that into the Ugandan countryside – it can be strikingly beautiful – on several class trips. Our own three [...]