End Times

2014 December

The Story – 4 – Birth pangs of a big delivery

2017-07-18T17:35:20+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

We are a story, a living story, if we are anything, and this is one reason, maybe the best, why stories will never go out of fashion. In my own family, much of our time together revolves around stories. We read them every night and often the children read more on their beds, flashlights in hand, [...]

2014 December

The Story – 3 – Falling into a heap of rubble

2017-07-18T17:40:14+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

We are a story, a living story, if we are anything, and this is one reason, maybe the best, why stories will never go out of fashion. In my own family, much of our time together revolves around stories. We read them every night and often the children read more on their beds, flashlights in hand, [...]

2009 December

At some point, there’ll be a new Earth

2012-09-20T03:26:19+00:00 December 19th, 2009|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

OK, so what if Chicken Little was right? Chicken Little is that bird who got hit on the head by a falling acorn and then ran around screaming "The sky is falling!" He got all his forest friends in an alarmist tizzy and, on their way to tell the king, they were summarily fooled and eaten by that Foxy Loxy.

2005 February

Christians must recognize injustices in Palestine

2012-10-21T02:13:18+00:00 February 26th, 2005|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I treat most things said here in Yemen about Jews with skepticism. The latest gem came from a Yemeni colleague ranting, in an unpublished column, about the so-called Jewish conspiracy. He cited the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, purportedly Jewish texts from the late 1800s, describing Jewish plans to enslave the world.