Opa Froese

2016 September

Answering the tough questions

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

The Children’s Mother has returned from Tanzania which means, besides the addition of some fresh flowers in the house, I can focus anew on what it is that I do. When you discover what this is, please tell me. Ah, yes, it’s answering questions. From the kids. Interesting questions. A full-time job, for sure, but [...]

2015 October

The boy in the striped pajamas, and a 12-year-old girl

October 16th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

We were sitting around the couch the other evening and Liz, all 12 years of her, like she was pulling it out the empty space around her, said the sort of thing that can linger in a room a lifetime. “You know,” she said. “World War II was just awful.” I suspect she meant that [...]

2015 June

Yesterday’s stories. Grandparents. Beauty deep inside.

June 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 [...]

2014 January

The hills are alive with the sound of mystery

January 14th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So over the weekend Hannah and I did a little dance because Hannah wanted to dance in her new birthday bathrobe, this during an intermission of The Sound of Music, the first time all five of us sat down to watch it together. Maybe Hannah danced too because we’re still basking in the glow, that [...]

2013 May

Going home

May 1st, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

One day, maybe, science will measure just what exactly happens to the deepest part of our beings when we go home -- what happens not just to our emotions, but what happens physiologically in our organs, in our cells, in our very molecular makeup when we go to the place where we belong. I don’t mean [...]

2012 November

My dad the single dad

November 24th, 2012|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , |0 Comments

My wife is back in two days. Yeah. Thanks for reading during the last couple of weeks. I did hire pollsters to query my many, many, many, many readers, and found that 2.39 (with a .00000000623 per cent margin of error) of you want me to continue. With this sort of overwhelming support, I do [...]