2015 April

Dark news on Good Friday

2017-07-18T02:30:57-04:00April 3rd, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments

The horrible news of the attack at Garissa University College in neighbouring Kenya came shortly after we, as a family, attended Good Friday services this morning. The al-Shabab attack that killed at least 147, not far from the Somalian border, was in an area known for its instability, at a relatively small and certainly vulnerable [...]

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 January

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

2015-01-29T05:07:51-05:00January 12th, 2015|Categories: Other|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Now there’s good news too and I want to get to the good news. But first, let me ask you a question. Generally speaking, very broadly now, in 2014 is the world a safe place? I’d like to see a show of hands. Who thinks we live in a safe world? And who thinks it’s not safe

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 [...]

2002 May

It’s tough to find peace anywhere

2012-10-30T04:56:42-04:00May 24th, 2002|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Thank you for your wishes for "peace and quiet" and "safety and peace." It seems one can't keep anything secret any more. The Internet shows newspapers from China to Switzerland to Australia have reported the recent racket in Yemen.