2022 June

Being good at being single

2022-06-21T20:01:25-04:00June 18th, 2022|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Most of us have no clue what we’re doing in these matters of the heart, but if you’re looking, and if it’s any help, here’s something for a summer day. It starts with a fine young lady, Corinna. Little Boy Hopeless, that’s me, hit her with a rock. In Grade 2. Seated behind her, I’d also pull her dark, silky hair. I liked her

2014 March

The joy of singleness. (Or … Ahhh, the single life. No vomit bag today)

2017-07-19T01:32:09-04:00March 25th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

My daughter vomited on the way to school yesterday morning. This, of course, is the sort of thing that makes any parent’s heart go pitter-patter, thump-thump, yes, one of the golden moments of any dad’s day. In our family, on what is a rather onerous school-run every weekday morning, vomiting, in fact, is sort of shared [...]

2014 February

What if the joy of singleness is just for you?

2015-01-13T19:07:33-05:00February 27th, 2014|Categories: Newspaper columns, The Standard|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

(The UCU Standard - Thursday, February 27, 2014) MUKONO, UGANDA ✦ Last time in this space we were talking about marriage, how good things come to those who wait, and about falling in love with our Creator, really, the One who knows us better than we know ourselves. I shared that I was 35 before I met my wife and how there was something to this, something mysterious and with joy, the sort that you can’t contrive because it comes from a deeper place inside but also somehow outside of you too.

2014 February

This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with the One who knows you

2015-01-13T10:40:16-05:00February 14th, 2014|Categories: Newspaper columns, The Standard|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The UCU Standard - Monday, February 3, 2014) MUKONO, UGANDA ✦ It’s soon Valentine’s Day and you’re alone. The flowers are out there and so is the wine, and much more. One would have to be blind and half-dead not to notice. But you’re alone, a rose in the parched dessert, and you don’t know how much longer you can hang on.

2013 November

Remembrance Day and Cinderella and The Poor Lonely Single Dad

2017-07-19T20:21:53-04:00November 11th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s officially Day 1 of being the Poor Lonely Single Dad – Jean is back in Canada for, gulp, 18 days – and we’ve slept in by 45 minutes and The New Young Dog goes without his morning walk but we still manage to scramble and jump in the truck and get on the bumpy dirt road [...]