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2015 June

Yesterday’s stories. Grandparents. Beauty deep inside.

2017-01-31T23:17:05-04:00June 27th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It was a view from a porch or two but there was a third porch I sat on right around the same time, this front porch at home where I grew up, an old manor in Niagara that dates back to the 1870s,  where Opa Froese, that is my father, still lives. It was my [...]

2013 December

And now onsreen in Uganda, it’s Rob Ford

2015-01-13T19:11:07-04:00December 7th, 2013|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - November 23, 2013) KAMPALA, UGANDA – When Rob Ford first appeared onscreen in Africa I was sitting in front of some public televisions, a place where I often work, reading about Ghandi. It was strange because Gandhi, the great Indian leader, led a fifth of the world's people to democracy in his bare-feet, boney and malnourished and wrapped in just a sort of bed-sheet, while the burly mayor of Toronto has become a small man even while, in heavy shoes, he’s fallen with such a thud that it somehow has to be heard around the world. The last time I recall Ontario news making it this far was six years ago when the Shedden massacre involving the infamous Banditos gang got a couple of paragraphs in a Ugandan daily.