Imagine you wake up and there’s no Christmas. You still celebrate the birth of Jesus, but no one else has heard of this funny holiday with its jolly bearded man, piles of presents, and songs about sleigh bells. You have one week to find a suitable … [Continue reading] about Nobody puts circumcised baby in a corner.
Helen is gorgeous, which in Australian means awesome (although she’s gorgeous in American as well). She spent her childhood in Papua New Guinea and now lives with her family in Perth. In this one-minute chat, I tell her I love her feisty attitude and … [Continue reading] about One Minute in Perth: Helen
Willa was in the middle of fourth grade when we left San Francisco to move to Perth two months ago. Due to strict age requirements in Western Australia public schools, Willa is now the youngest child in fifth grade. Year Five, Mom. Room 14 is a mixed … [Continue reading] about The Kids Are All Right
And speaking of familiar objects in unfamiliar settings… The other night, Dave and I went to the small artsy theater up the road from our house in Perth because SANDRA BERNHARD was performing. IN PERTH. And there were all these beautiful gay … [Continue reading] about G’day Sandra Bernhard!
Before we left San Francisco to move to Perth, I had a few Target Episodes. These moments of panic involved a sudden urge to drive to Colma, wander the aisles with an oversized red shopping cart, and grab things we might need living outside of the … [Continue reading] about Slightly Off