peace

2017 November

Unanswered prayers and the unexpected things in life

2017-11-13T12:20:46-04:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

The young lady was my heart’s desire. She was my long-time prayer. This, when I was a much younger version of myself. It was on the 11th day of the 11th month when her letter arrived. She wrote briefly and dispassionately. Her words drained the room of colour.

2015 April

On being a kid, terrorism, and other fears

2017-07-18T02:31:56-04:00April 1st, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

She was Swiss and she stood at the front door this morning and told me how envious she was of my family’s set-up at the university compound we call home. I nodded. She had just driven the hour from her house in Kampala to drop off her daughter to play with Hannah when we talked [...]

2015 February

The Nature of Peace – 6 – Breaking and suffering

2015-02-17T09:06:01-04:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Other|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

This is the sixth and final excerpt from an address I gave in Hamilton, Canada in November 2014 on the Nature of Peace. Excerpt #1 is here and #2 is here and #3 is here and #4 is here and #5 is here. + This is what the nature of peace is like. It’s a long, hard journey. Peace is a marathon. [...]

2015 January

The Nature of Peace – 4 – (and falling for goalies)

2017-07-18T02:44:19-04:00January 29th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Here, or below, we’re continuing on the theme of The Nature of Peace, this the fourth of several excerpts from an address I gave in Hamilton, Canada in November 2014. Excerpt #1 is here and #2 is here and #3 is here. But first, about the kids. + Liz gets a phone call from a friend. [...]

2015 January

The Nature of Peace #3 (and BTW, Dad, I’m going to be a journalist!)

2017-07-18T02:45:12-04:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Here, or below, we’re continuing on the theme of The Nature of Peace, this the third of several excerpts from an address I gave in Hamilton, Canada in November 2014. Excerpt #1 is here and #2 is here. But first, this brief conversation: Dad: "And, guys, whenever you feel down about school, just remember, you only [...]

2015 January

Don’t let your inner peace be stolen (The Nature of Peace – #2)

2017-07-18T17:21:59-04:00January 12th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In November 2014 I returned from my African home to speak at the Hamilton Convention Centre on the theme of The Nature of Peace. This was on the invitation of the YMCA of Hamilton-Burlington-Brantford, which holds an annual Peace Medal Breakfast to honour the people of Hamilton region who work towards peace. Now, following the [...]

2015 January

(Considering the Charlie Hebdo murders) The Nature of Peace – #1

2017-07-18T17:23:12-04:00January 9th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In November 2014 I returned from my African home to speak at the Hamilton Convention Centre on the theme of The Nature of Peace. This was on the invitation of the YMCA of Hamilton-Burlington-Brantford, which holds an annual Peace Medal Breakfast to honour the people of Hamilton region who work towards peace. Now, following the [...]

2014 November

A surprise for all of us. Thank you.

2017-07-18T17:45:01-04:00November 26th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

So, I went for my morning swim as usual today, the only difference that the pool was in Canada where, normally, in November, I am not. And after I finished and walked out through the lobby, the day's newspaper in hand, the gal at the counter called me by name and said the boss, that is the [...]