decision making

2016 March

So grab death and scream “Mine!” And what does it turn into?

2017-07-18T01:03:59-04:00March 20th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s bedtime. Liz needs to get to the kitchen to make her snack for the next day. “Dad!” she says. “I’m afraid to go out there. Something’s there. I can feel it in my bones!” “That’s arthritis.” + But, really, it’s the kids who often come up with the most though-provoking comments. Sometimes they’re funny. [...]

2015 November

The news of the week is good news

2017-07-18T01:46:42-04:00November 28th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The news of the week is good news. Our family friend, Dorothy, a Ugandan who has filled this space from time to time, had a change of heart and mind and decided, with her husband Patrick, to get herself to a Kampala hospital for a planned caesarian section after all. You’ll recall the great concern [...]

2015 November

A gala you won’t forget. A prayer (I hope) you remember.

2017-07-18T01:59:02-04:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Before you read today’s post, please set aside a few minutes to view this remarkable link. It’s on the war (and it is a war) of maternal death in places like sub-Saharan Africa. Then take a few minutes to read the rest of this post, and, if you’re inclined, you’ll need a minute or two [...]

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 [...]

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 September

Yada Yada Yada on sex and my manhood

2017-07-19T00:37:15-04:00September 26th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I don’t know. All this talk about sex and my manhood. It started when this post simply shared our updated family photo and the news that while the Family Dog is now in our annual shot, our family won’t get larger because I’ve had the snip-snip, that is a vasectomy. My Obstetrician Babe gave her [...]