2021 April

The place of Easter in our modern world

2021-04-03T09:53:00-04:00April 3rd, 2021|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Rabbits are wonderful animals to bring a smile to any child, especially chocolate rabbits, but you’d never place much hope for peace on the Easter Bunny. Not that a rabbit can’t speak to Easter. It can. Once my little girl’s rabbit went into eternity, so to speak, in Uganda, after the neighbour boy experimented with how many times it might spin in midair.

2016 March

They’re everywhere

2017-07-18T01:02:26-04:00March 26th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

It’s not yet breakfast and I catch Child #1.  I bend over to her ear. “I have a secret,” I say. “What is it?” she says. I whisper in her ear. “They’re everywhere.” She smiles. Shortly later, I do the same with Child #2, the boy. The same whisper in the ear. “They’re everywhere.” Smile. [...]