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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 61 excerpt)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Story 61 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie

When I was young, we were a family of four living in a small apartment. At the time, especially as a teenager, I bemoaned my lot in life and wished I lived in a far grander home like a few of my friends.

My mother fancied herself a philosopher. She read Lin Yutang and Richard Needham of the Toronto Globe and Mail. My father was an army guy, a vet who lived for hockey and football. My mother had no one with whom she could discuss the issues of the day until I came along. Newspaper in hand, she would come at me as I was getting dressed to go out and play and begin by saying, “This is quite interesting…” Then...

narrated by Ian McCrorie
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