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Patty Kimerer column

Classic films satisfy inner dork extraordinaire

Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a “laugh and the world laughs at, er, I mean with you” sorta gal. Hee. It’s true, however, that chuckling and giggling and being silly and snort-soaked chortling are some of my deepest loved pastimes. Indeed, reality in 2021 is not always ...

Mama just keeps swimming around adult son

Everybody loves “Finding Nemo,” am I right? You do remember “Finding Nemo”? Sure, you do. Who could forget the animated fish tale of the little mischievous Nemo and his neurotic Pop, Marlin, the overprotective clown fish? Poor Marlin — possibly the most humorless clown fish in ...

Guilt, guilt go away, come again no other day

I am a first generation Italian-American on my father’s side. His lineage is comprised of fiercely devout Catholics. I am the youngest child of a cradle Catholic on my mother’s side. Mom is a woman so dedicated to her faith that her entire scholastic career consisted of attending Catholic ...

‘Second son’s’ wedding fills air with amore

Anyone who knows me knows that Kyle Kimerer is the light of my life. He’s my heart and soul — my baby boy. He’s the best parts of both Kerry and yours truly. Only way better on all counts. He’s charismatic and handsome and funny and brilliant and kind and incredibly wise. Objectively ...

PK dreams of sleep minus melting watches

You know how, after you’ve had a sleepless night, the next day is like, um, a living version of Salvador Dahli’s “The Persistence of Memory”? You’ll recall his (arguably) most famous painting in which there are a bunch of melting stopwatches. And they’re on the beach. Oh, and one ...

Comparing pain is like comparing painters

There’s a debate that’s been going on for many, many years. Perhaps decades. Shoot, I don’t know, maybe even centuries? It has to do with pain tolerance and who does it better, boys or girls. Hmm. If I’ve heard this quote once, I’ve heard it a thousand times — and I am, for ...