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Wedding RINGS have dislodged me

Editorial Note #1:This article was originally published 11/11/02. I am currently on holiday and unless titled Dispatches, then what you are reading was scheduled for publication in advance of my…

Muslim families, they’re just like you! *Crazy*

I couldn’t have been older than six or seven years old when this happened in Gaza. It was around Eid festivities and so the family had lamb. Precisely like the…

Immigrants + fatsos

Of late, I have been quite heavily and v happily wrapped in citizenship issues and questions. I understand this struggle of immigration on a personal level and also the depth…

Even baggies have hearts

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, “where mother is.” ~Keith L. Brooks Often, I have teased my mum about the weird seeds she saves in her fridge….

Hannah’s heart

I’ve always believed that the reason Paradise is at the feet of mothers is because when they are gone, they take with them 99% of the love felt by their…

Red Light Hooker

  That’s the mac light which Baby Jane brought as a gift for my Treehouse. It now sits in my bedroom window and I have decided that I shall use…

Parents roasting tomatoes over a friend’s fire

.1. Do you keep forgetting that your momma and poppa are individuals before they are parents? That they had and continue to have dreams and that they may look at…

Mama, The Eccentric Weirdo

The good news is that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. The bad news is that I discovered mama hides her large squash-like homegrown vegetables in the basement….

Where the Wild Things Were

Four years old, seated in the gymnasium of the community center where mama, new immigrant, was receiving language lessons. I was shy (then) because I had trouble communicating in the…

Groundhogs don’t vibrate

I used to think groundhogs were cuddly and cute, until this past weekend when I started battling mama’s groundhog. Actually, he’s not my mother’s and I’m not quite certain it’s…

Mama, The Riddler

When mama gets anxious or upset or nervous and tries to communicate in English, she sounds a little like Dr. Seuss. I tend to avoid her calls when she’s in…

Mama is a Mexican?

I was hanging out with mama the other evening when I noticed an interesting straw chapeau. It was a rich coffee cream colour with a red trim and an elastic…

Living with Baba

Last Baba and I lived together was when I was 13, and the relationship then was very different than it is today. Nineteen years brings with it many changes… So…

The Honour of Being A Daughter

This happened recently and I’ve been uncertain as to how or what to post, so forgive me if it is a little without context. Recently, mama had a health scare…

Recurring Dream

Since a little girl, I have always had the same dream. I don’t know what it means, and I don’t know why I have it when I have it. Alone, I…

Fashionableness: Language barriers, AA & hospitals

My mum’s been in this country 28 years and speaks English good. Naturally, she has an accent that I find utterly adorable, most especially when instead of ‘Thank God’, she…

Rough night, excellent reason to shop

Mama wasn’t feeling well last night and so she woke me at 2 a.m. After a difficult few hours, she finally fell asleep at around 10 a.m. but I’ve not…

Mumisms

I’ve noted a few interesting phrases and words used by my mother. Feel free to adopt them at your peril. For fun, throw them into random conversations and then see…

Mumism

“Oh look, there’s an interesting movie on tonight. It’s called A (space) Lice In Wonderland. How odd.” Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr…

I want to be the Black Sheep

The Nutcracker Ballet As mentioned earlier this week, I was to take my mum to The Nutcracker Ballet as a surprise…and so we have just come home from this absolutely…

Knitting Notes

.1. As of yesterday, it was confirmed that (insert drum roll) Napoleon Bonaparte was poisoned to death. The bastards! What a cowardly way to assassinate someone, especially a short someone…