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2016 September

We live with our parents, even when we don’t

2017-05-26T18:12:23-04:00September 17th, 2016|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, September 17, 2016) ABOARD KLM FLIGHT 535 TO UGANDA ✦ I’ve always envied people who could watch their mothers grow old. My mother, I’ve shared previously, passed on when I was in kindergarten. I hadn’t seen her for two years prior to that. Funny to think of it here, half asleep at 40,000 feet.

2014 February

If I had a billion dollars

2017-07-19T01:43:37-04:00February 6th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It was Don Cherry on one of his Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Hockey videos, a Christmas gift brought back from Canada, and we were wondering about Don’s background and we researched that while his life was full of hockey, his formal education didn’t go past high school. “See,” said Liz. “Don Cherry didn’t get an [...]

2013 November

Lose your life, find your bliss

2017-07-19T20:18:36-04:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s the other day and we’re on the streets of Uganda, on the morning school run again, this time behind a tanker truck plodding in front of us. “Danger,” it says in red letters that are big enough. Then, some distance below, near the license plate, “God bless my work.” Such open prayers and other [...]

2012 August

New hope not to become a moron

2013-11-13T07:34:07-04:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

SANTA FE, N.M. I’m in America’s oldest state capital, in Café Olé, with a sandwich and drink and new hope to never become a moron. Here for some postgrad studies, I’m also enjoying a recent copy of America’s satirical news tabloid, The Onion. “Nation’s Morons March on Washington State,” is its banner headline. Thousands of morons, the Onion reports, recently marched in Washington State thinking they were actually in Washington, D.C.