Jus treat him like a lady

Happy Valentine’s, Friends and Fans! Today’s the day when, more than any other day, we’re supposed to celebrate romantic love – going as far, according to a c...

Eleven is the magic number

I was highly amused, at first, as a girlfriend regaled me with the story of Mr K, a lifelong bachelor who fathered 11 children – yes, that’s right, 11 – with o...

Six and half-dozen not same thing

So my buddy is telling me what he calls “a sad story” of a feller whose girlfriend recently became a wife – someone else’s; and, like I usually do when I hear ...

Managing forgetfulness

In the past few days, I’ve heard, “I forgot my clothes” – this after swimming lesson on a chilly day with another appointment immediately afterward. And, at th...

Making the good dad better

I’d just seen Best Man Holiday, last weekend, when I ran into a friend in the theatre lobby. “I read you every Friday,” he said, hugging me. “I don’t miss! But...

Raise the bar on boys and books

I publicly declared, in December, that even if it were unpopular, books should have been on the list for kids, especially the boys, whether they had been naugh...

Jacintha, who’s de father?

In his crossover hit song, of the late 1990s, Beenie Man asks boastfully, “Who am I?” and answers, with brass, “De gyals dem sugar!” And the rest of, likewise...

Rediscover the magic of books

A teacher strongly recommended reading for someone I know, and it got me thinking about the good old days, and that got me thinking about how much I’m turning ...