John F. Kennedy

2019 November

So, about the lowly toilet

2019-12-10T15:37:34-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , |0 Comments

There was a time when I wouldn’t think about the lowly toilet. Nor would I consider the lives that each of us are born into through no doing of our own. If anything, during these autumn days I’d think about John F. Kennedy, the former US president assassinated November 22, 1963. That was just before my time

2018 October

Once there was a border …

2018-10-20T00:54:37-04:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Once there was a border that had an anniversary. Today is it. Before I share more about it all, let me say, though, that you have to be careful what you think about borders. Because in a way there’s no such thing. Of course, I recently crossed the American border to get to this city, Boston, a diverse place with many people who’ve arrived

2015 June

Yesterday’s stories. Grandparents. Beauty deep inside.

2017-01-31T23:17:05-05:00June 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 [...]