In between wondering whether I’ll have reproductive rights tomorrow and faking interest in my kid’s latest Minecraft achievement, I’ve been thinking ahead to the next election and how important it is to me to elect candidates who will help end the rampant welfare fraud in America. No, I’m not talking about people who give false information in order to collect money they don’t need and live high off the government hog. If you think you can live high off the

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“Millennials are having fewer babies!” the headlines scream as if that’s a bad thing, like America marching towards fascism or the planet running out of coffee. We’re already stuck with almost 8 billion people on the planet (many of whom drink coffee), so I say, “Good job, millennials! Keep on NOT doing what you’re doing.” Besides, the more folks who practice regular birth control and are childless, the more people employed in condom manufacturing, so it’s a win-win. After 40-some

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Dear Roberta, You have spent an entire afternoon with your mother and she said the following: Look at that hair on your chin (thanks for reminding me of my hormonal imbalances Look at your big eyes (thanks for reminding me that I have hyperthyroidism and my big eyes are the first sign) Don’t you think you’re eating too much? (thanks for reminding me that, before my diet, I was a few pounds heavier) So it’s normal that you're stressed right

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My daughter was conceived during a joyful weekend in Montreal, and born at the speed of light on a sunny day in late January. We almost didn’t make it to the hospital. At age one, instead of crawling, she scooted around on her butt like a crazed guinea pig, chasing her older brother. At age three, she would throw uncontrollable temper tantrums because her clothes itched, or she didn’t like her coat. She would climb into the bathtub in the

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