When a fella falls in love he's liable to go to the ends of the earth to secure that good life. And so Oscar has gone back to the Big Apple to poke a hornet's nest in the hope something good will come of it. From what he's told me of his "psycho" mother and how she raised him, it seems that it might take a little divine intervention to achieve his goal, which is simply to forgive her. That will (according to theory) fix his "mommy issues" that are the only thing standing in the way of exchanging vows with his beloved.
He'll be posting, as I understand it, each evening when he gets back to his hotel after visiting his mother in the nursing home. Despite his being one of the most prolific storytellers I know, he's kept the stories of his own childhood close to his vest, but his girlfriend has urged him to make this whole trip a "public testimony," so I'm expecting some revelations in the coming days.
His first report is Episode 5-1 of the New York Yankee in the Heart of Dixie podcast, and it's a fascinating introduction to what it's like to grow up in a weird and sometimes violent cult.
Anyway, you're all invited to click on over to the podcast and follow along. Not sure how long this quest will take; all I know is that when he wants something, he can be pretty determined.