global disparities

2020 May

Pandemic wolf stalks developing world

2020-06-20T07:41:29-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , |12 Comments

It’s your phone and you pull it out and it’s the other side of the world. This is what it says. Help. Help me. Help us. Precisely, “We are all home with the kids asking for what to eat, so help me get out of this situation, please.” It's Paul, from Uganda, in Africa. A photo of Paul and his

2014 October

Will life ever change for Uganda’s poor?

2015-01-13T10:22:56-05:00October 26th, 2014|Categories: New Vision, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ Some days you hardly know how to keep going, how to take even another step. The hunger pangs gnaw that much at your stomach. But it’s your children and their lack of good food that worries you more, especially these days since they are so sick.

2002 December

Santa: help us all find some horse sense

2012-10-30T04:29:24-04:00December 20th, 2002|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Dear Santa: Thanks for last year's gift, the Gulliver's Travels book. I enjoyed the Houyhnhnms, those horse-like characters. So bright. So noble. And those savage Yahoos. So dim. So lost. Poor Gulliver couldn't see himself in them. But Gulliver really was a traveller. Like you Santa. That's why I'm writing. Distribution problems down here are getting worse.

2002 January

Giving birth to change

2012-10-30T05:11:24-04:00January 5th, 2002|Categories: London Free Press, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Among the more comical responses to the tragic attacks of Sept. 11 was from an American who said she would pile up her credit card charges to beat the terrorists, "Just to show I have faith in the economy."