careers

2014 October

Rex Murphy to My Bride: “You practice what you preach”

2017-07-19T00:33:42-04:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Rex Murphy called the other day. Then he interviewed My Bride for CBC’s Cross Country Check-Up. Wanted her on-air from Africa to talk about something called Ebola. Hmm. If you missed it, here’s the show. + When Rex said bye, he also made the remark, on-air as far as I could tell, that Jean practices what she preaches. That’s true. [...]

2014 October

Your life is much more than your career

2015-01-13T10:20:22-05:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: Newspaper columns, The Standard|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The UCU Standard - Monday, September 29, 2014) MUKONO, UGANDA ✦ The problem with university life is that it can bypass your heart and feed your mind directly with foolish notions about the work world, namely that some grand career will make you a personally large being. “Hey, look at me! I have this job now. It’s who I am!” And maybe you’ll win much of that war that’s so well-known around the world, that is the war to get ahead.

2013 November

Lose your life, find your bliss

2017-07-19T20:18:36-04:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s the other day and we’re on the streets of Uganda, on the morning school run again, this time behind a tanker truck plodding in front of us. “Danger,” it says in red letters that are big enough. Then, some distance below, near the license plate, “God bless my work.” Such open prayers and other [...]