Pope Francis

2015 December

The Pope is cool. He’s like a grandpa. Long live the Pope.

2017-07-18T01:43:52+00:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hannah says "The Pope is cool” and Liz says “He’s like a grandpa.” Which means that he would have to be a Dad. Which means (let’s just pretend) that he would have to be married. Which leads me to a recent excerpt on said Pope, this excerpt from a recent column: In truth, I can easily picture [...]

2015 December

The spirited ways of Pope Francis

2017-07-18T01:45:58+00:00December 5th, 2015|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

(The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday, December 5, 2015) KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ I am not Catholic. And, like you, I have my images of fatherhood. The better ones have more to do with the holiness of, say, my boy with a ball and a catching glove on our sun-filled front lawn than with the Holy Father coming to visit.

2014 December

What? Dad was gone? To give Pope Francis some Turkish Delight?

2017-07-18T17:38:42+00:00December 8th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

So, upon my recent arrival back in Uganda after my Canadian visit for this, I was greeted with the good news that the children still had all their limbs attached, which, in such a longer absenteeism, is as realistic a hope as any to have. Of course, I gave them some gifts and this included some Turkish Delight, that enchanted [...]