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3011, 2008

The Appointment

CBC Radio / First Person Singular / The Sunday Edition As I undressed, I thought about what a cold, February day it was outside. Not a good day to be naked, even inside. Although the room was actually warm, I was freezing, and I was so nervous, I was having trouble breathing… (Listen to full essay above, read by Judith Morrison, with introduction by host Michael Enright) Published by CBC [...]

1605, 2006

When we want precisely what we need

It was on the last day of the spring session that I decided to quit teaching. The morning started out like any other. I went to teach my ESL class as usual. This group had been particularly challenging because many couldn’t read or write at all in their first language. It was a class of women, mostly middle-aged housewives from China, Iran, and India. They’d often bring me lunch – sushi or Indian curry, rice [...]

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