2015 April

Sexually delicate territories

2017-07-18T02:28:28-04:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The best time to talk to your nine-year-old boy about women’s plumbing and these sorts of sexually delicate territories is when he’s asleep. This is what every trying father discovers after said boy lays splayed on the living room floor pretending he’s having a baby. Yes, my son Jon was in obvious pain – it seems no epidural [...]

2015 February

What’s better than wine and stronger than death?

2017-07-18T02:40:35-04:00February 14th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you're an 11-year-old and a boy in your class asks you to go out and it's the day before Valentine's Day and he even gives you a rose, what's a girl to do? This was the situation yesterday for Liz. Of course, it takes great courage for a boy to muster all it takes [...]

2015 February

Singing in the heart of Africa

2017-07-18T02:41:46-04:00February 9th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

It’s a beautiful morning in Africa, not just because the sun is rising and the birds are singing and the monkeys jumping, but because my daughter too is singing. She has been working on this piece for weeks – it’s an Adele song – and I will never tire of hearing it because there’s a [...]

2015 February

Spunky women and other things lost in translation

2017-07-18T02:42:53-04:00February 4th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This is from Peter, a Ugandan music teacher explaining one of his first interactions with his future bride-to-be. These two youngish Ugandans were around our dinner table last night. Their initial conversation went like this: Her: Do you remember my name? Him: No. Her: What kind of teacher are you that you don’t remember your [...]

2014 October

On love and prayer outside of Eden

2017-07-19T00:34:29-04:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Before My Babe came into my picture I had a dating life and, of course, she had also dated some guys before I sort of tripped into her world. (In fact sometime after the fact, My Babe told me that the wedding she had asked me to attend with her, the key date that changed [...]

2014 February

The best first date ever

2017-07-19T01:41:24-04:00February 18th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Speaking of Valentine’s Day and happenings like this Best Marital Proposal Ever, maybe the only other thing to say is this. We think we’re in charge of our lives, and in a way we are. We’re in charge of what side of the bed we may get out of in the morning and what sort of [...]

2014 February

The best marital proposal ever

2017-04-12T01:10:41-04:00February 14th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |4 Comments

The latest in the ongoing affairs of the heart at my children's school is that a boy who will remain nameless, one who has the hots for my daughter – and apparently there are several of these boys – asked Liz to be his date at the class Valentine’s Dance. This is being held for the kids at the end of [...]

2013 November

A date at the movies in Uganda, plus that other F-word

2017-01-31T23:18:41-05:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

So My Bride and I were on a date at the movies in Kampala and we were the only ones there, two shadows in a sea of empty seats, and not thinking anything of it because this is not uncommon. Not that movies are that bad here – although this one was and we ended [...]