Born At The Right Time


I listen to Paul Simon at least every other day lately, which is probably too often. My kids really like him. This forces me to think about him more than might be strictly speaking necessary. I’m easily irritated by him, and I’ve started wondering why. In doing so I’ve felt myself being pulled into the old script of Millennials versus Baby Boomers – a script that I usually try to ignore, but lately Paul Simon won’t let me.  Continue reading

Picnic In The Boneyard


My dad Marty Jezer on the cover of the magazine for the Workshop In Nonviolence (WIN), 1969.

Nine years ago today my dad died. He is buried in a Jewish cemetery in Brattleboro Vermont, and for a handful of the years since he died, I have marked his passing by bringing bagels, coffee, and the Sunday New York Times to the graveyard and enjoying a leisurely newspaper brunch by his headstone. Continue reading

A Thorough Analysis Of Getting The Kids Out The Damn Door


I’ve heard that people who are in polyamorous relationships use the word “processing” to describe the act of working out the inevitable (at least I think it would be inevitable — different topic for a different time though!) emotional drama that comes with doin’ polyamory. I may not be polyamorous, but I am Canadian. Continue reading

8 Mom-Jams That Your Mom-Friends Will Actually Jam To

juelz_santana-camron-greatful-021313This Mother’s Day, celebrate your mom-friends with the greatest free gift a lady can give: A Youtube clip just for her, posted on her Facebook page! The days of Someecards have come and gone, but music endures. Here, in honour of this most hallowed of Hallmark Holidays, is a by-no-means exhaustive list of great odes to moms. There’s surely one for every mom on your list o’ friends. We’re aware that usually “mami” and “ma” aren’t literal addresses to a mother, but it’s Mother’s Day, so let’s chill out and pretend.

This list is ranked, painstakingly, from least to most essential to the mom-song canon.

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