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I’m outta here!

Dear Karen,

Well, I’m outta here.  Gone.  But only for a week.

I’ll be back, though, but I thought you should know where I’m going, and why. Continue reading

Finding my bully: What happened next

Dear Wendy,

Last week I told you about finding the woman who’d led a group that bullied me when we were both in junior high school.

Finding Helen really brought me up short. It was strange and unsettling to see my bully, aged but unmistakable, in my LinkedIn “people you might like to contact” box. Continue reading

On finding my bully

Dear Wendy,

During the holidays, I had a rather startling experience: I found my bully.

She probably forgot my name many years ago, but I’ve never been able to forget hers. It’s been 45 years, and one day as I’m browsing online, I see her face. I wouldn’t have imagined that I’d recognize her so quickly, but there’s no mistaking it: it’s Helen, the girl who bullied me for two years in junior high school. Continue reading

The truth about Santa Claus

Dear Wendy,

The other day I read a mother’s plea on Facebook: “Hey, parents of that little asshole who keeps telling my kids Santa Claus isn’t real, could you get him to knock it off?”

Um, yeah. Sorry about that.

I think that might have been my son. Continue reading

December baking – choosing a theme

Dear Karen,

Hello December, what took you so long to show up?  This has always been my favourite month, not just because of Christmas (oh, the holidays, the food, the gifts!) but also because it’s my birthday month (oh, the cake,  the gifts!) and because this is the month when the snow generally shows up (oh, the cold, the hot chocolate, the snow forts!).  It’s an awesome month, all round. Continue reading

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