war

2015 October

The boy in the striped pajamas, and a 12-year-old girl

2017-07-18T02:00:42+00:00October 16th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

We were sitting around the couch the other evening and Liz, all 12 years of her, like she was pulling it out the empty space around her, said the sort of thing that can linger in a room a lifetime. “You know,” she said. “World War II was just awful.” I suspect she meant that [...]

2015 June

Yesterday’s stories. Grandparents. Beauty deep inside.

2017-01-31T23:17:05+00:00June 27th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It was a view from a porch or two but there was a third porch I sat on right around the same time, this front porch at home where I grew up, an old manor in Niagara that dates back to the 1870s,  where Opa Froese, that is my father, still lives. It was my [...]

2015 January

(Considering the Charlie Hebdo murders) The Nature of Peace – #1

2017-07-18T17:23:12+00:00January 9th, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In November 2014 I returned from my African home to speak at the Hamilton Convention Centre on the theme of The Nature of Peace. This was on the invitation of the YMCA of Hamilton-Burlington-Brantford, which holds an annual Peace Medal Breakfast to honour the people of Hamilton region who work towards peace. Now, following the [...]