A plea for caregiving fathers of special needs kids

[An edited version of this post first appeared here] "No Lord! Not again! This can't be happening..." These words blazed across my brain like a lightning bolt out of the blue. Last Friday, the bodies of twin boys were recovered in a canal not far from a park and playground. (At the time of this … Continue reading A plea for caregiving fathers of special needs kids

His latest book is why Philip Yancey is still ‘my man’!

For three decades, I've been a fan of Philip Yancey. Of all the authors I've read in the world of Christian writings, I've rarely come across someone as clued-in, and as clueless, as him! Christian lit and the multiverse of self-help books Photo by Negative Space on Pexels.com If you've read Christian books for as … Continue reading His latest book is why Philip Yancey is still ‘my man’!

Fiction Book Review #2 – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (YA fiction on the Holocaust)

One of my deepest wishes as a parent was to some day share with my boys about the Holocaust. 2022 looks set to be the year I get to do just that! You see, recently I had declared that one of my secret loves for a new year were new textbooks. But since I'd left … Continue reading Fiction Book Review #2 – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (YA fiction on the Holocaust)

Two years of media exposure taught me transience

As far as publicity and media exposure goes, 2020 and 2021 were certainly my "bumper crop" years! Actually, it goes back even further to June 2019. That was when my family and I were featured in a Father’s Day news article in our nation’s leading print daily The Straits Times (ST). Father's Day 2019 Photo … Continue reading Two years of media exposure taught me transience

Parenting Motivations #8 — New school, new beginnings

Hey Sons! Happy New Year! Hopefully 2022 is going to be the year we see Covid become an endemic disease everywhere. More like the common cold rather than the never-ending pandemic it is now. But more importantly, this will be one major milestone year for you both. Not only are you approaching "teen-dom" , you're … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #8 — New school, new beginnings

This new year, I’m gonna lean into what scares me!

I'm probably going to regret publishing this. Oh well, as dame Doris Day once sang (yes I'm that old), "Que Sera Sera...Whatever will be will be". After all, the start of a brand new year is typically the time lots of people say lots of things right? Things that sound like resolutions. Or a promise … Continue reading This new year, I’m gonna lean into what scares me!

Parenting Motivations #7: Best part of a new year? New textbooks!

Happy New Year! Here's hoping you're looking forward to the next 12 months of 2022. I know I am. But not for the usual reasons. Like a new birth, job, wedding or anniversary. For me, it's about...new textbooks! YES siree...I geek on textbooks! Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Ever since I was a kid, I've … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #7: Best part of a new year? New textbooks!

My Conflicted Christmas & Year End Musings 2021

It's that time of year again - December. Meaning 2021 is coming to a close. After the crazy we've had these past 20-21 months, you would think we're finally entitled to end this year of 2021 with some yuletide cheer right? Yet here we are again. Another Covid Christmas; with no clear end in sight … Continue reading My Conflicted Christmas & Year End Musings 2021

Parenting Motivations #6 — Choose LIFE, not PSLE!

Hey J Congrats on completing your Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) this year! You're all set to start the new year of 2022 in the next phase of your educational journey in a secondary school of your choice. As your parents, we’re as over the moon as you are, but not for the usual reasons … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #6 — Choose LIFE, not PSLE!

A letter to Seamus — “Son, daddy will be ok.”

Below's a love letter from a devoted father to his son. It is the second guest post on my blog (do click here for the first). This is a deeply personal piece from someone I got to know while touring Israel at the end of 2018. I feel deeply humbled and honored he's allowed me … Continue reading A letter to Seamus — “Son, daddy will be ok.”