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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Margaret E. Schotte

Margaret E. Schotte is a history professor at York University. Her Dutch grandfather was born in a windmill.

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Margaret E. Schotte

My Writing Desk

I inherited more than a piece of furniture December 2019
In 2007, I inherited my grandmother’s writing desk. Not the big rolltop one that stood in the corner of her living room on a leafy Halifax street — years before, that heirloom had been deemed too valuable for a young girl and was instead earmarked for my eldest uncle. No matter. This new desk of mine had always struck me as immeasurably more wonderful…