- What’s a little OCD between sisters?
- You can lead a woman to the gym but you can’t make her shrink
- Colonoscopy prep: turning inside out, fast
- When the natural look just isn’t cutting it anymore
- When having half a tail means you won the fight
- We may get the government we deserve, but who really deserves this?
- That heart stopping moment when you realize you didn’t brush your teeth
- Freemasons and The Flintstones: At least one didn’t lie to me
- My concentration is fine, thank….hey look, a squirrel!
- Message received, perfectly loud and unfortunately clear.
Category Archives: motherlode
When you’re a kid growing up with an older sibling, you get used to deferring to that sibling. In some ways it’s just one more person giving you orders, but it’s also someone who has beaten the path ahead and … Continue reading
I haven’t worked out in 6 months. I make plans, I make appointments, I make goals but mostly I just make excuses. My Year of Tumultuous Living is now months over, and I have to get back to it. Christopher, … Continue reading
“This is the GI Health Centre calling, is Lorraine Sommerfeld there please?” “I’m sorry, she’s out of town just now,” I replied. I delayed a colonoscopy for over a year. I’d been dreading the rotorooter part; I should have been … Continue reading
Three times Pammy has asked me to go with her to get a manicure. Three times I’ve said yes. And three times I’ve found a reason not to go Pammy has been dating my son for 5 years. She is … Continue reading
Spring got here overnight. It happens inside at the same time it happens outside; we have two new kittens and they discovered squirrels at the same time the squirrels discovered tossed bread that didn’t immediately disappear beneath a new wave … Continue reading
If you follow American politics, and you really should, you might have seen the latest from one of their elected officials, Nevada assemblywoman Michele Fiore. I don’t really have to put the “R” after her name. You’ll see why in … Continue reading
I was halfway between home and my destination, already running late, when I realized I hadn’t brushed my teeth. I don’t think this has ever happened before. Brushing my teeth is the second thing I do every day when I … Continue reading
As I tried to stuff Christmas decorations back in the little cold room in the basement, I saw a small box that was familiar. Opening it, I discovered a trove of pins and a tiny book. I recognized it all; … Continue reading
I had intended to write a column about the anti-vaccinators shoving their children into a time capsule back to the 1800s, but I realized I have a word count and can’t just write “stupid” 600 times. Instead, I will use … Continue reading
I sat in my sister Roz’s kitchen, scrolling through my phone to show her the running stand-up routine that is formed by my son Ari’s texts. Since he got his full licence, the theme is very much all about asking … Continue reading