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2016 November

How a simple skipping rope changed lives

2016-12-14T14:19:18-05:00November 12th, 2016|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, November 12, 2016) KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ It started with a skipping rope, a plain green skipping rope, the kind you’d find at any dollar store. It was a simple investment. You’d be forgiven for opting to instead spend the money on your morning double-double.

2013 April

If you could live your life over again …

2017-01-31T23:18:42-05:00April 29th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We’re in the moment saying hello to an old, balding gentleman. It's Jon and myself. The old man is a sociologist and professor and writer who had just made us laugh and think and wonder, along with Mom and Liz and several hundred others in the crowd. He had just talked about giving. How do we give? [...]