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Thomas Froese

Thomas Froese
Thomas Froese is a storyteller and veteran journalist of 30 years. He grew up in Canada’s Niagara Region and is a native of Berlin, Germany. Thomas writes about news, travel and life, often from his experiences in the Arab World and Africa, where he lived for 15 years and where he still returns to teach literature. He worked for 12 years as a reporter and photographer for the St. Thomas Times-Journal in southwestern Ontario. He is an alumnus of Seattle Pacific University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. He’s taught Creative Writing to American undergraduates in Uganda and taught American Literature to Ugandan graduate students, a lecturing assignment which currently brings him back to Africa annually. His ongoing interest in photography has also led him to photograph much of Canada and parts of Europe in addition to his overseas homes in the Middle East and Africa. Learn more about Thomas at

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Friends, Neighbours and the Sweet Taste of Community

Posted by Thomas Froese on August 28, 2018

Taking time to share food with the people close to us — whether it’s friends, neighbours, or a bit of both — is good for the belly, and the soul and the people around you.

It was a long time ago and a ridiculous day.

I went for a sleepover. "Chris has invited you," I was told by the grownups around me. So with my pyjamas and such, I walked some distance to my friend's house. Chris wasn't home, so I sat and waited. His sister looked at me like I was from Mars. I waited. And waited.

Finally, Chris came home with his mother. Neither knew a thing about any sleepover. Then that mother gave Chris supreme %$^&*. "Christopher! Have you been fooling around with that phone again?" she yelled. Nobody, least of all me, knew what was going on.

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