Rock Solid

Posted by on May 30, 2015

I begged. I whined. I offered to pay. I did everything I could to get the Carpenter to go to a Toronto Rock lacrosse game with me. Finally, he said yes. Last Saturday night we watched the Rock win the eastern division title. It was one of the best date nights of our 23 years […]

Mommyhood Truths

Posted by on May 9, 2015

Mother’s Day is Sunday. Don’t forget because nobody can guilt you with deadly precision quite like your mother or the mother of your children: remember that. I have given a lot of thought to the role of mother lately, mostly because I’m now 15 years in and none the wiser. Still, I thought maybe I’d […]


Posted by on May 4, 2015

When I was in high school, it wasn’t okay to be a homosexual, though my best friend was. Transgender wasn’t even discussed. Racial jokes were told in the cafeteria without any thought to political correctness. If you didn’t find it funny, you were a loser. Special needs meant easy target. Bullying happened and parents rarely […]