Category Archives: Episodes 91-100

#94 -The most terrible poverty

This episode is told from Maggie’s point of view. My mother, rest her soul, copiously littered her speech with quotations. I’m not sure why. Perhaps because she didn’t have many original thoughts of her own, or because she wanted people … Continue reading

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#93 – Setting the bar

The problem with Oliver having Sandra as his mother — obviously there are many problems, but let’s talk about this one for now  — is that he still has a low bar when it comes to defining “normal”. As far … Continue reading

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#92 – Help me if you can…

The new Maggie twists slightly on her unforgiving sofa, and asks in a too-bright tone if I would like some tea. The old Maggie would have simply put the kettle on with nothing being said. Her Miss Manners style of … Continue reading

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Woodhaven Observer Article: Kindergarten Teacher Returns To School

Kindergarten teacher returns to school; kids and parents “overjoyed.” PTA president claims it’s a bad example to kids to allow unfit teachers in classroom. Kindergarteners at Woodhaven Elementary finally got to meet their teacher this week when long-time educator Cybelle … Continue reading

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#91 – The Stepfordization of Maggie

Maggie’s house used to feel like my second home. Every part of it was an extension of her, my “other” mother: the black wood-stove, the teapot-cats she didn’t have the heart to throw away, the colourful patchwork quilts draped over … Continue reading

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Woodhaven Observer Article: Local Realtor Questioned

Kindergarten teacher returns to school; kids and parents “overjoyed.” Woodhaven realtor questioned by police in connection with recent house fire. The community was rocked this week when local realtor, Melissa Harvey Connor, was questioned in connection with the recent destruction … Continue reading

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