2015 November

The winds of political change blowing hard

2017-07-18T01:48:56-04:00November 7th, 2015|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, November 7, 2015) ISTANBUL, Turkey ✦ This starts in Hamilton where I was driving to my local polling station amidst dead leaves blowing everywhere, as hard as the winds of political change. It was the first time in 14 years I was around in the fall to see the trees lose their lifeblood, a moment in time, even as we all, after our simple X on a paper put in a cardboard box, watched change blow into Ottawa.

2015 November

(More) Turkish Delight (with a magic genie lamp this time)

2017-07-18T01:59:52-04:00November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

I’m back in Africa. But let’s go back just a few days. Hey, there’s a guy balancing four wine glasses, full, on top of each other, on his head. Everyone laughs. And cheers. That is one enormous and flat head. This, on an old cobblestone road in front of the Hotel Sultana, an otherwise non-descript [...]

2014 October

What, you have no legs? Have a great Thanksgiving anyway.

2017-07-19T00:32:48-04:00October 13th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Pilgrims landed on the shores of North America, not Africa, which is one reason we're having chicken and lasagna for our Thanksgiving dinner in Uganda this evening. No, there is no Thanksgiving in this country, except for Canadian expatriates who make due with what happens to be available. In this case, regardless of what [...]