Valentine’s Day

2017 February

(Sixteen years ago today) she said ‘Yes!’

2017-05-12T20:43:35+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sixteen years ago today, The Children’s Mother and I got engaged. Of course, at the time she was not The Children’s Mother. She was My Babe. I thought the world should know of the good news, so I blasted it all on the front page ...

2015 February

What’s better than wine and stronger than death?

2017-07-18T02:40:35+00:00 February 14th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you're an 11-year-old and a boy in your class asks you to go out and it's the day before Valentine's Day and he even gives you a rose, what's a girl to do? This was the situation yesterday for Liz. Of course, it takes great courage for a boy to muster all it takes [...]

2015 February

Better than wine. Stronger than death.

2015-02-14T08:12:55+00:00 February 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.

2015 February

Singing in the heart of Africa

2017-07-18T02:41:46+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

It’s a beautiful morning in Africa, not just because the sun is rising and the birds are singing and the monkeys jumping, but because my daughter too is singing. She has been working on this piece for weeks – it’s an Adele song – and I will never tire of hearing it because there’s a [...]

2014 February

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

2015-01-13T10:40:16+00:00 February 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.

2014 February

The best marital proposal ever

2017-04-12T01:10:41+00:00 February 14th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |4 Comments

The latest in the ongoing affairs of the heart at my children's school is that a boy who will remain nameless, one who has the hots for my daughter – and apparently there are several of these boys – asked Liz to be his date at the class Valentine’s Dance. This is being held for the kids at the end of [...]

2013 February

Royal Wedding excerpts, full story

2017-01-31T23:17:36+00:00 February 15th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Due to the huge readership (Mom, Dad - God bless both of you) of yesterday’s special Valentines’ post ... http://www.dailydad.net/2013/royal-weddings-are-the-best/  ...  following are a few excerpts from the noted Royal Wedding news story that announced when My Bride and I were engaged. “To be announced is a July 29 wedding, ending speculation that has swirled around [...]

2013 February

Royal Weddings are the best

2017-01-31T23:17:36+00:00 February 14th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

On that particular Valentine’s Day, I bought a dozen red roses and hid them. Each had a question attached (like, 'Will you play racquetball with me?'), to which, after she found each , she had to yell a loud ‘Yes!’ She, My Bride-To-Be, was doing quite fine, finding one rose in this corner, another under that bed, [...]