The Daily Dad

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March 5, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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Big dogs, trouble, and the Balm of Gilead

It was last evening. “Dad,” she said. “Can I hold the leash?” “No.” “Please,” she said. “No.” Zack, our big-as-a house German Shepherd, has been a little disobedient on his walks lately, chasing the monkeys and whatnot. Liz wouldn’t be able … Continue reading

February 25, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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“If you can’t feel, what’s the point?”

“Daddy, it’s The Giver!” Liz said when we found the DVD for a thousand shillings, about 40 Canadian cents, at a hole-in-the-wall movie stand across the road from the edge of the university. At home, we saw it even worked, … Continue reading

February 14, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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What’s better than wine and stronger than death?

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 … Continue reading

February 4, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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Spunky women and other things lost in translation

This is from Peter, a Ugandan music teacher explaining one of his first interactions with his future bride-to-be. These two youngish Ugandans were around our dinner table last night. Their initial conversation went like this: Her: Do you remember my … Continue reading

January 29, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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The Nature of Peace – 4 – (and falling for goalies)

Here, or below, we’re continuing on the theme of The Nature of Peace, this the fourth of several excerpts from an address I gave in Hamilton, Canada in November 2014. Excerpt #1 is here and #2 is here and #3 is … Continue reading

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