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Lucky Lady

Originally published at Two Women Blogging “Aren’t you lucky! He helps around the house!” Yup. He helps. Because picking up his laundry, cooking his meals, paying his bills, and raising his child is by rights my job. Of course, my laundry and bills and meals are my job, too. Along with the playdates and the […] more

Friends Without Benefits

I found my ex-boyfriend on Facebook. Did you raise your eyebrows? What did you assume was going on? Do you think this is a good idea? How do you imagine this story will end? Would it change your mind if you knew that we broke up in 1978? I met John when I was 13; […] more

Life Isn’t A Rehearsal: Introduction/Prologue

“Life isn’t a rehearsal” is one of my father’s favourite sayings — that and “better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick.” (No, I don’t know what it means.) At every significant point in my life, I have received a phone call, voicemail, unsigned note, or email: “life isn’t a rehearsal.” In […] more
Happy Birthday, Jill!

Happy Birthday, Jill!

Well, what do you know, it’s Jill’s birthday today! Have a day and year both entertaining and marvellous, Jill, for you deserve it. Alas, your cake will have to be virtual: Leave your birthday wishes in comments. more