Author Archives: Lorraine

Me, Denningers, and a little old man

I was in Denningers yesterday, lining up as I do every year to get Pa sausage. It’s Westfalia garlic sausage, something that has graced Sommerfeld Christmas breakfast tables since I can remember. The kids called my Dad “Pa”, hence, Pa … Continue reading

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Holiday rerun

This was first published in the Toronto Star, Christmas, 2007. “When I grow up, I’m gonna be so rich I’ll be able to just buy the best Christmas tree there is,” I fumed, trudging along in snow past my knees, … Continue reading

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Off my feed

Been trying to work today, and it’s just not working. I have a bunch of stuff in the starting gate, and my new, overarching pet project that *should* be getting priority. It’s just not happening. Warning: rant ahead. There are … Continue reading

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Yeah, it’s me.

Remember when I used to drop in things for you to read? Things my sister would say were too long but I would insist were worth it? Here’s one. Gorgeous writing. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Pin it on … Continue reading

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The Pirate King & his Loathsome Gang

So the Pirate Drumpf secured a fine ark from a hapless seller who would soon find the bullion he held as payment was actually lead painted gold. It was sturdy and kitted out with heavy artillery and holds stashed full … Continue reading

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Life with cats…

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Tap tap tap…is this thing on?

Things have been a little busy around here lately…what can I say. Well, I just wrote an entry here and pulled it to be a Motherlode for next week. Sorry, folks. So close…. Hope everyone is well! Digg this post … Continue reading

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Three years ago….

This was my blog. Open that link. Oh, my. I can’t imagine Roz’s place without Bob (who came inside ten seconds after she took that pic, I swear) and I’m sure Zena still loves Euguene. No, she didn’t change his … Continue reading

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Geez, I never blog anymore

Sorry. Been hectic summer, heading out to track now, plus, Webgod is working on a new site so I’m sure it’s just because I have that I’m-gonna-get-new-boots-and-I-don’t-wanna-wear-my-old-ones kinda thing. Well, I love my old boots, all of them. But I … Continue reading

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When Motherlode breaks a heart

Sometimes, my worlds collide. Most Motherlode readers know me as mom of Christopher and Ari, sister, daughter, friend and catmaster. I made that last one up. I have a whole other life, where I write and talk about cars. A … Continue reading

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