Monthly Archives: October 2005

The Hoarse Whisperer

It was February of 1980, and my friend Rob and I were sitting in the lobby of the School of Education, at McGill University in Montreal. We were second year students at the time, and were quite pleased with ourselves, in the face of Rob’s most recent discovery. The simple truth that Rob had uncovered was this: “The School of Education is overwhelming dominated by female students. You can walk the halls, sit in the lounge, read in the library, […] Click to read more…

 

The Doctor Won’t See You Now

About twenty years ago, I had a dentist who always kept patients waiting. No matter when you arrived — even, it seemed, if you were the first appointment of the day — he would have a waiting room full of people. One day however, I walked in for my appointment and the place was deserted. Figuring there had either been a bomb scare or somebody had finally linked flossing to cancer, I asked the receptionist what had happened to all […] Click to read more…