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2016 May

Crossing through Brussels. Staring down the principal.

2017-04-13T15:40:19-04:00May 5th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So, it’s Day 5 of our official return to our own home, Day 4 of the kids’ return to school, that is their Canadian school, this, their annual routine here in Hamilton for the next couple of months. Of course, this is long enough to get new clothes (thank God for mothers willing to do [...]

2016 April

An airport cross-point in Brussels

2016-09-21T11:15:20-04:00April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday, April 22, 2016) BRUSSELS-ZAVENTUM AIRPORT ✦ Once upon a time (otherwise known as "the old days,") people would watch news on their old televisions, or listen on their old radios, or pick up old newspapers that even landed on their front porches (remember front porches?) with a thud.

2013 October

Korean flights and reporters and a family photo

2017-07-19T20:41:11-04:00October 8th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

My Bride and I are on a plane in a few hours flying back to the kids in Uganda, from Korea, this land of hand-helds and sliding doors, from the west side of Korea while a typhoon comes from the east, something our travel agent and the news have both warned us about. But our Korean [...]

2013 May

Mayor Ford says media way off on Coke allegations, he prefers water

2017-07-20T00:20:23-04:00May 29th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

As the allegations against Ourtown Mayor Freddy Ford continue to dominate headlines, The Daily Dad caught up with the mayor between meetings for this exclusive interview. Following is the transcript of Daily Dad’s conversation with the embattled mayor. Daily Dad: Mr. Mayor. How are you? Can I get a minute? Mayor: It’s fine. All fine. [...]

2004 August

Ottawa impotent in Kazemi case

2012-10-23T01:51:18-04:00August 4th, 2004|Categories: London Free Press, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A handful of lessons are buried in the sorry state of Iran's recent investigation and trial involving the death of Canadian photo- journalist Zahra Kazemi. They're buried in the pile of lies and nonsense that's often engrained in the not-so-free world, where, in my experience, up is certainly down if the right person says it's so.