our Ugandan home

2016 December

On dogs, dreams and getting robbed … again

2017-04-03T22:48:00+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Healing can come in any number of ways, of course, even through a dog. Our dog, Zak – he’s laying a few feet from me right now – has been this for me. If you’ve never met Zak, you can do so here, through these simple pleasures. Yes, Zak has been many things: guard dog, [...]

2016 September

We’re back

2017-04-13T14:06:42+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re back in Africa (with the cats and dog and everyone else). So is this blog. They, the Ugandans, always call it a holiday. “So how was your holiday?” they’ll ask. It gets too complicated to explain in any great detail that we actually aren’t really holidaying during our annual stretch in Canada, not in [...]

2016 April

Okay, so my son has the dark side in him

2017-07-18T00:57:07+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Okay, (still catching up here from last time), speaking of watching movies in Uganda, which we were recently with this latest Joseph Fiennes movie, I can report two other things. One relates to the new, (sort of new in Uganda, anyway), Star Wars movie. One is that, similarly to our movie experience in Yemen, around here [...]

2016 April

Just call me The Daily Granddad

2017-07-18T01:00:48+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We’re taking the long way home. Through the UK. More to follow. Before this, through Athens. More to follow from here also. And before this, transiting through Brussels airport. Yes, that Brussels airport. And sure, more to follow from this (now) well-known spot as well. But first, it’s the pool, our final good-bye to Uganda [...]

2016 April

We have a limited democracy around here

2017-07-18T01:01:49+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s dinner. The vote goes in the kids’ favour for what DVD we will watch this evening. (Dad's latest find, a biography on Rich Mullins, will wait another night for, uh, Laura Ingills and company.) “Thank God for whoever invented democracy,” says Jon. “The Greeks did,” I noted. (More on this soon: some news from [...]

2016 March

I’m under 11. I can play. No, really.

2017-07-18T01:13:48+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When it’s all over (this two-lives-for-the-price-of-one business, this travel and observing and returning home, then leaving again and looking more and writing at least some of it down), it’s the traffic that I will miss the least. Of all the dangers and perceived dangers of the developing world that were ruminated on to the point [...]

2016 February

Bantleman’s nightmare, the Brownshirts, and Jesus for president

2016-02-25T17:15:11+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

I woke up this morning and, as I often do, told my wife what I dreamed. Just a dream. Then I read the morning news. That was the nightmare. Trump continues to … you know. Then another story, another nightmare. Burlington's Neil Bantleman is going back to jail, for 11 years apparently, this because Indonesia’s [...]

2016 February

Winning and losing and other sacred moments

2017-07-18T01:20:32+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s morning, just past sunrise, and the youngest, Child #3, gives me a big hug at the door. “Wish me luck, Daddy!” she says. Today is Track and Field Day at her school. She will run and jump and all that. It will be good for her body and her soul too, and I am [...]