Pam Sherman, Rochester D and C

Pam Sherman

Rochester D and C

Rochester, NY, United States

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Past articles by Pam:

Pam Sherman: 'She inspired me and so many others to be our greatest selves'

Former Democrat and Chronicle Suburban Outlaw columnist Pam Sherman tells readers of the recent death of her mother Sharon Mansfield Weinstein. → Read More

Faith, friendship and farewell: Suburban Outlaw says goodbye

It’s not an easy decision to walk away, but I’ve always said I’d rather end the column with still more to say than by having run out of words. → Read More

The pandemic playlist helps us get through and feel nostalgic

Years from now, as I look back on what helped get me through this time, I know I’ll still be humming the soundtrack of music that I listened to. → Read More

These young people are showing that votes count

I have faith — from witnessing the young people in my circle — that these new voters will not squander their civic duty. → Read More

We're getting an empty-nest do-over and here's how my husband is nailing it

The husband and I are getting an empty-nest do over. And the best part is, it’s like I’m married to a whole new man. → Read More

As pandemic isolation took its toll on my mother, we found a way to brighten her day

For me, her isolation and swift decline has been one of the hardest parts of this pandemic. → Read More

Suburban Outlaw: Why nobody in Rochester is OK right now

After a peaceful protest devolved into turmoil, making international news, the texts and calls started rolled in from friends all over: “Are you OK?” → Read More

With the way things are, you can either laugh or cry so laugh if you can

There hasn’t been a lot to laugh about in the last few months. And yet, I still crave a laugh. → Read More

Celebs and friends get in on celebrating birthdays the new way

A pandemic doesn't mean you have to forego celebrations. People are figuring out a way, because we need celebrations now more than ever. → Read More

Real heroes do something, wherever they are

I know that no words that I write will change the world. The only thing that can change the world is how I act and behave in the real world. → Read More

Performers perform, regardless of the pandemic

Finding creative inspiration in quarantine has been a challenge for me. But others have forged ahead in the shutdown. → Read More

The Mother of all Mother’s Days includes a virtual pink ribbon walk

A beautiful day filled with love but also pressure and expectations. Mix in a pandemic and this year will be the mother of all Mother’s Days. → Read More

Graduation celebrations: add your own pomp under trying circumstances

Even if you don’t get to sit in a stadium, this milestone should be celebrated with your loved ones and your fellow graduates, wherever they may be. → Read More

COVID-19 is giving me a parenting do-over with sighs and eye rolls, too

In this age of COVID-19 we empty nesters went from having sex on the kitchen floor to having too many cooks in the kitchen. → Read More

Where do Rochester's elderly turn during pandemic? Us, and these people

Making sure our elderly neighbors stay safe and get the services they need is a top priority for so many in our community. → Read More

Women serve on the front lines when a crisis like this hits

Women have played this role throughout history. We are often the first line of defense in any health crisis. → Read More

My six-step plan to survive the long, drawn-out winter

Right about this time of year I often feel stuck in the dog days of winter (that term shouldn’t be reserved only for summer). → Read More

A pilot with a fear of heights and others help rescue dogs find homes in Rochester

Lori Mufford, founder of Duffy’s Friends, says that often rescue dogs will have had multiple homes before they finally are adopted permanently. → Read More

How the honey-do list became the honey-don't list

Back when we were newlyweds I began a long, running list of household chores I wanted my husband to do. Times have changed. → Read More

Here's how I answer when people ask the secret to a 35-year marriage

When I tell people we've been married for 35 years, they smile, congratulate, applaud us like we're circus animals jumping through a ring of fire. → Read More