education

2017 September

End of summer, back to school, time for JFKs

2017-09-04T22:28:06-04:00September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

So, my children, like children everywhere, are about to return to school. This brings some uncertainties. It’s my children’s first-ever September back-to-school in Canada. More so, I’ll need to work at having more JFKs again. Before I explain what a JFK is, let me say that in

2012 September

Back-to-school time — in Uganda

2012-10-19T13:58:01-04:00September 13th, 2012|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We’re in the air again, my family and me and today’s newspaper. This time it’s the Daily Telegraph, dominated on Page 14 by a large ad for the latest iPad. Beside it, a smaller story on how one in four U.K. teachers wouldn’t send their own kids to the schools they teach in. And below, a brief about a Pediatrics Journal study that shows obese youth don’t think so well.

2012 August

New hope not to become a moron

2013-11-13T07:34:07-05:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

SANTA FE, N.M. I’m in America’s oldest state capital, in Café Olé, with a sandwich and drink and new hope to never become a moron. Here for some postgrad studies, I’m also enjoying a recent copy of America’s satirical news tabloid, The Onion. “Nation’s Morons March on Washington State,” is its banner headline. Thousands of morons, the Onion reports, recently marched in Washington State thinking they were actually in Washington, D.C.