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2015 March

Big dogs, trouble, and the Balm of Gilead

2017-07-18T02:36:17-04:00March 5th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

It was last evening. “Dad,” she said. “Can I hold the leash?” “No.” “Please,” she said. “No.” Zack, our big-as-a house German Shepherd, has been a little disobedient on his walks lately, chasing the monkeys and whatnot. Liz wouldn’t be able to hold him. “Zack has given even Mum a hard time lately,” I said. “You [...]

2015 February

“If you can’t feel, what’s the point?”

2017-01-31T23:19:04-04:00February 25th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“Daddy, it’s The Giver!” Liz said when we found the DVD for a thousand shillings, about 40 Canadian cents, at a hole-in-the-wall movie stand across the road from the edge of the university. At home, we saw it even worked, never a guarantee with these sorts of Ugandan movie outlets. For those not familiar with [...]

2014 December

The Story – 4 – Birth pangs of a big delivery

2017-07-18T17:35:20-04:00December 11th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

We are a story, a living story, if we are anything, and this is one reason, maybe the best, why stories will never go out of fashion. In my own family, much of our time together revolves around stories. We read them every night and often the children read more on their beds, flashlights in hand, [...]