The Daily Dad

fatherhood & humour | musings & life

August 22, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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So what’s your story?

The highlight of the week was seeing a buddy from ye olde boyhood years. I hadn’t seen him for more than three decades. He and his wife came the other evening for dinner. “This is my son, Jon,” I said, at one moment. … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Great laughter

It’s the other day and we laugh about it, Jon and myself, because we had just been fishing at the bayfront and this is what got us on the topic of tattoos. Jon wants a tattoo of a fish. Of course … Continue reading

August 12, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Grieving Robin Williams. His bus rides home.

The scene is a snowy one and there is a bus travelling down the road. And as the bus roars along, these are the thoughts – you can hear them right inside his head – of the traveller aboard. He’s … Continue reading

August 6, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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The strange death of Godwin Chepkurgor, and saying a prayer for an African marriage.

Getting married, not to mention being a journalist, in Africa has its cultural quirks, and dangers, as evidenced by the recent strange death of journalist Godwin Chepkurgor, who was apparently just killed by a herd of bull elephants while on … Continue reading

August 5, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Why we share even the painful stories (Excerpt #3 – Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers)

We’re still putting our feet up —it is summer after all – skimming without hurry through Leslie Leyland Field’s book, “Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers.” If you missed the first couple of excerpts, they are here and here. This is … Continue reading

July 26, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Let go of your life. Be surprised.

From my last post here, the only thing left to say is that while Jon’s birthday cake was finely decorated, My Bride is very much decorated in another rather beautiful way, with the Order of Canada now, which you know about through … Continue reading

July 22, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Why I should be named Son-in-Law of the Year

I was on the phone this morning and got the question – again – ‘so what’s it like being married to someone so decorated?’ I figured the fellow meant this, not the chocolate cake we gave Jon for his birthday party the … Continue reading

July 14, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Germany wins World Cup on remarkable Froese Family anniversary

I had given my large German flag to my father some time ago, a gift for him to, with a Canadian flag, run up the flagpole that for many years stood by a tree I would climb as a boy at … Continue reading

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