Author Archives: Lorraine

Your trash, my Dad’s treasure

The cars ahead of me slowed inexplicably, something that happens more and more often as this once-a-town, now-a-city continues to push at its seams. We have too many stop signs and traffic planners who can’t spell synchronicity and the fact … Continue reading

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First came the mom-cancelling headphones

My laptop started doing weird things six months ago, but I found a way to wiggle something back into place and if I held it just right, it still turned on. I knew then it was on its last legs, … Continue reading

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You can make a powerful political statement just by staying home

If the current political climate has you a little knotted, you’re not alone. If you’re a thinking, caring, informed individual, it has been impossible to go about your business unaffected by the roiling turmoil going on to the south of … Continue reading

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I’m not changing the world, the world is changing me

Like many people, I watched the United States election with not just a sense of worry, but one of dread. I was in Miami for work on election night, with colleagues from several other countries. It was a defining moment … Continue reading

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Boycotting a whole country

I kept finding a mess at the side door, and picking up all the crap and wondering why the kids were just throwing recycling on the floor and not putting it in the bins, and then emptying the bins. That … Continue reading

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Revisiting their childhood. If Mom can find their gear

“Do I have skates?” Every parent has heard this question. Out of the blue, with little tethering to logic, you will be asked to think back in your child rearing Rolodex and know the exact location of baseball mitts, badminton … Continue reading

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Did someone say bowling?

In an effort to give all those near and dear to me a reason to survive the recent holidays, I announced that I would be having a bowling party. The fact that the end of the holidays landed on my … Continue reading

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That time I made something awful. No, the other time

Ari’s girlfriend, Taryn, is very much the cook around here. I’ve had to put a special set of shelves in the kitchen just to hold the various equipment she requires to feed us. Rice cooker, wok, food processor and many … Continue reading

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My children do exist. Now I have proof

You’d think in this time of pictures, pictures everywhere that I would be inundated with moments of, or even with, my sons. Stacks of their childhood photos are jammed in boxes and bins and albums all over, until they mysteriously … Continue reading

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It’s time to start saying ‘I love you’

How often do you say the words? How often do you tell the people you love that you love them? I was asked recently if I’m a romantic, and I stumbled and stuttered and blushed and acknowledged that if that’s … Continue reading

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