Forget perfection

Forget perfection

When I write, I start with all good intentions. I open a new Word document, stare at the empty whiteness, and flee immediately to the safety of the Lifestyle section on MSN.com. Of course, I need to read the “Top 25 Ways to Look Younger” before I write a word. I’m 58...
There’s a Bear by the Pool!

There’s a Bear by the Pool!

It’s half an hour until wine time on Saturday afternoon and I’m in the sun room curled up on one of our bright yellow recliners, desperate to finish the last few pages of Liane Moriarity’s The Hypnotist’s Love Story. I’ve been hypnotized by all its pages and now,...
Never in my life

Never in my life

Never in my life did I envision a day when I’d conference with my coworkers via video while looking professional from the waist up and homeless from the waist down, decide in March that the only Christmas gift worth discovering under the tree is toilet paper, or find...
How to procrastinate like a pro

How to procrastinate like a pro

As a professional procrastinator, I am uniquely qualified to guide you in putting off everything you should be doing but for whatever reason don’t want to do. I’m not particularly proud of this but I am good at it, and that’s something to be proud...
No T.P. for Sue Z

No T.P. for Sue Z

Friends, how’s it going? I hope you’re all hanging in there. I hope that you are stocked up and staying optimistic. And I truly hope that what’s happened to us has not happened to you. Yes, this is all that remains of the last roll of toilet paper in our...