Tag Archives: humour

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas …

Lying to Santa by Sara Princiotta The annual childhood stress started shortly after Remembrance Day, when we went to the Christmas party my dad’s Union threw for all the employees’ kids. There was a magic show put on by a local amateur magician, unlimited free doughnuts and pop, and then a few hundred kids would… Continue Reading

On the Fourth Day of Christmas …

Christmas Dinner by Sara Princiotta My grandparents on my mother’s side have 10 children, and those 10 children have produced an average of four children, and some of those four children are now having kids. When we all get together for Christmas dinner at my grandparents’ house, we have to eat at long plywood tables… Continue Reading

Out from Under My Feet

by Neil Sampson To some, this is going to come across as sour grapes. Guess you’re free to think what you want, but I’ll tell you right now – it ain’t so. I’ve eaten no fruit from that creeping, sordid vine, though I will admit to sensing a slight aftertaste, the origin of which presently… Continue Reading

Hair Club for Sons

by Bill Levine “What’s wrong with your hair? It’s all sticking up,” my nonagenarian dad impolitely enquires from his living room recliner; this non sequitur interrupting a conversation on the Red Sox and the number of my Bar Mitzvah guests still living. “Nothing’s wrong,” I say, stretching the truth a little, since actually my bald… Continue Reading