families

2015 June

We’re stuck in this brokenness together

2015-06-28T02:28:41-04:00June 6th, 2015|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, June 6, 2015) CHARLESTON, S.C. ✦ We're in the ocean, waves crashing at our knees, salt on our lips, my daughter and me and all these poets in my head. My daughter (today she turns 12) laughs and dances and spins in circles and says, "No, Daddy, don't take any more pictures. Just come and run with me. Enjoy the moment."

2013 October

The Sons of Adam and the muddiness of family life

2017-07-19T20:30:56-04:00October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It was a father-son weekend away of climbing and water and sports and night fires and running around a small island on the Nile River in the countryside of Uganda. And one of the boys stood by a swamp and held up some mud like it was a trophy, and then another boy said something [...]