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January 9, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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(Considering the Charlie Hebdo murders) The Nature of Peace – #1

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 … Continue reading

April 15, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Dear Mr. Millard – Letter 2 – Have you seen the road to hell?

My relationship with my own father has mellowed much over the years. This is what marriage and children and grandchildren and an ocean of separation can do. (I think you know I live in Africa most of the year, the … Continue reading

April 11, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Dear Mr. Dellen Millard – Letter 1- Let me share something about evil

We don’t give much thought to the devil these days – we’re well beyond all that. The best you might get is a funny t-shirt that says ‘The devil made me do it’ with, say, a picture of a naïve … Continue reading

March 21, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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On mini-skirts and Love (is our highest calling)

The newspaper, one of Uganda’s national dailies, is open on my desk. “What are you reading?” asks Liz. “A story about a new law.” I don’t elaborate. The story says Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni may soon meet with U.S. scientists on the … Continue reading

March 18, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Let’s talk about sex. (And fear and politics and phoney religion too)

“Hey, let’s talk about sex!” I said. I couldn’t help it. It was at the dinner table yesterday evening and Mom wasn’t there and it just sort of tumbled out.  You know, like “Hey, pass the carrots, will ya?” Now, … Continue reading

February 28, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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I’m a gay Ugandan. Now what?

The talk was this afternoon when I was getting my hair cut. It was on the same topic as it was at this morning’s coffee at my kids’ school. And the same as last night while with a friend outside our Ugandan house. It was … Continue reading

February 24, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Celebrating hockey GOLD in Africa

The thing about winning Gold in an Olympic event over and over and over and (YAWN) over is that you might start to assume that it’s your birthright, which, I suppose, this one, uh, kid, with the red shirt thinks. You forget all … Continue reading