sex

2019 March

Hey, let’s talk about sex!

2019-06-20T14:06:51-04:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

In a few days the children’s mother and I are at a marriage retreat. It’s our first since I can’t remember when. The invitation, by fluke, came a day after I was propositioned to have an affair. Now, in this space, I don’t talk much about it, sex and all. This is because Mennonites didn’t even know what sex was until 1985,

2018 February

The demonization of touching in our times

2018-04-11T12:47:38-04:00February 10th, 2018|Categories: Hamilton Spectator|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Today we’ll talk about touch. And the California girl. The California girl was a beautiful girl – you can imagine her California hair and skin and eyes and all that – but she might as well have been a dog. She’d be better off as a dog. This is what she said. Then she’d get affection and

2015 April

Sexually delicate territories

2017-07-18T02:28:28-04:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The best time to talk to your nine-year-old boy about women’s plumbing and these sorts of sexually delicate territories is when he’s asleep. This is what every trying father discovers after said boy lays splayed on the living room floor pretending he’s having a baby. Yes, my son Jon was in obvious pain – it seems no epidural [...]

2015 February

Better than wine. Stronger than death.

2015-02-14T08:12:55-04:00February 14th, 2015|Categories: Christian Week, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(Christian Week, February 2015) KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ “Love is better than wine,” is how the writer of the Song of Songs put it. “Love is stronger than death.” Solomon, said to be the wisest of men ever, is credited with the words that resonate with meaning even now, almost 3,000 years later, even in our time, as insecure and fickle an age as any.

2014 September

Yada Yada Yada on sex and my manhood

2017-07-19T00:37:15-04:00September 26th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I don’t know. All this talk about sex and my manhood. It started when this post simply shared our updated family photo and the news that while the Family Dog is now in our annual shot, our family won’t get larger because I’ve had the snip-snip, that is a vasectomy. My Obstetrician Babe gave her [...]

2014 March

Let’s talk about sex. (And fear and politics and phoney religion too)

2017-07-19T01:33:52-04:00March 18th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

“Hey, let’s talk about sex!” I said. I couldn’t help it. It was at the dinner table yesterday evening and Mom wasn’t there and it just sort of tumbled out.  You know, like “Hey, pass the carrots, will ya?” Now, sure, I know my kids are sort of young. But I’ve already had some pretty [...]