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2014 May

A job that’s not for the faint of heart

2017-07-19T01:20:37-04:00May 11th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Liz: Dad, I have a riddle for you. Okay. Liz: You have to guess what it is. Uhuh. Liz: This is a job. It's a job where you work all the time. You can never get any rest from it.  You just keep going all the time. Right. Liz: Yeah, it’s 24-7. Especially at first. You have to work [...]

2013 October

Korean flights and reporters and a family photo

2017-07-19T20:41:11-04:00October 8th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

My Bride and I are on a plane in a few hours flying back to the kids in Uganda, from Korea, this land of hand-helds and sliding doors, from the west side of Korea while a typhoon comes from the east, something our travel agent and the news have both warned us about. But our Korean [...]

2013 September

Attracting partnerships and fresh thinking in Africa

2015-01-13T19:12:57-05:00September 23rd, 2013|Categories: Newspaper columns, The Standard|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

(The UCU Standard – Monday, September 23, 2013) MUKONO, UGANDA ✦ The old Yiddish joke goes like this. ‘Do you know what makes God laugh? People making plans.’ This is the mystery of it, of the Gospel itself, really. Even our lives, fragile and short as they are, are not ours to over-script. No, we need to open them to possibilities outside ourselves, and when we do, surely good surprises will come along the way. It’s as true for any person as it is for an institution like UCU. I was reminded of this while around the dinner table – twice – during my family’s recent season back in North America.

2013 February

My wife, the movie star – Part II

2017-01-31T23:17:45-05:00February 18th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Faithful Reader will recall that My Bride is a movie star. You can read all about that here at www.dailydad.net/2012/my-wife-the-movie-star/ At that time, I mentioned the clunky lights and big cameras and probing questions that were brought into our Canadian home one summer day, all so that I could also talk about my own story: how I was [...]