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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 | 1 Comment
    No matter how dark my mood, a visit to my exercise studio always transforms both my body and spirit. There, I am immersed in the present tense of boxing drills and weight classes, each session different, driven by the particular group of read more »

Something’s Burning and I Think it’s Your Pants!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 | 0 Comments
  If you’re expecting a blog about a Viagra overdose, sorry to disappoint. But, if you’re the parent of a teen, you know that the something burning is a lie. “Liar, liar, pants on fire,” is a rhyme mainly chanted by small kids read more »

The Oscars According to Scowl

Monday, February 27th, 2012 | 0 Comments
  Fifteen year-old Scowl agreed to watch The Academy Awards, this past Sunday, not because he has a particular fascination with celebrity fashion or because he put money down on the wins; my son was simply in it for the sociability. And the pleading read more »

Childhood Unbound

Sunday, January 15th, 2012 | 0 Comments
  I gave birth to Little Guy at the age of 43. I remember over- hearing one of the supervisors on the delivery floor direct a nurse to prep the “senior mom” for a C-section. “Good morning, Mrs. Ancient One. It’s a great day read more »

Guerilla Green

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 | 0 Comments
I am often amazed by how much I learn from my sons. I segued into motherhood expecting to be the teacher, but my experience has proven to be reflective; as I teach so am I taught. It is humbling, thrilling and sometimes read more »


Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Sometimes, a common word that has been taken for granted becomes infected with a virus of misuse and caricature. It needs a champion. At this moment in history, there languishes one such word that pleads to be healed. It’s the P word. No, read more »

Springing Ahead

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 | 0 Comments
  Ah, spring, the season of rebirth and colour, hope in buds, youth in convertibles, sunshine. For most of my adult life, spring was my favourite season. A few years ago, feeling brave and sophisticated, I switched to fall. I used to not trust read more »

“Is it Just Me?”: Being Himself

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Being Himself Each year, Chanukah happens in eight blinks of an eye, maybe because events that occur annually turn time into greased lightning. I love helping my children build menorahs, all the while rehashing the story of Chanukah. Everybody loves a good yarn about read more »

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