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There, but for the grace of God, go I

There is a downpour of rain.  I stay inside. The wind howls through the trees.  I close my window. I am hungry.  I go to the fridge to decide what I want to eat. I am tired.  I go back … Continue reading

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Chemo Classes

The room was packed.  Well, it felt cramped.  I didn’t want to be close to anyone.  Who knew – they may all of have been carrying some sort of cold virus that I could contract and end up with a … Continue reading

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I need to teach

I feel like a trapped animal today.  My colleagues are back at work, back contributing to society.  Here I am.  At home.  Sipping coffee.  It seems my living conditions are quite wonderful.  I have shelter, food, space, water. Yet – … Continue reading

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You made a difference.

I thought it would be like closing the page to the book – but it seems we have just begun another chapter. Wouldn’t it be nice if that happened more often – just when you think you’ve reached the end, … Continue reading

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The Reunion

The sun is blazing through the hazed morning sky and I am wide awake. Today is the first reunion of the very first class I ever taught – on my own.  I began my teaching career as a French teacher … Continue reading

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Graduation

Well – it’s that time of year again. Graduation I’ve worked a grand total of two weeks Yet – I feel like I’ve done so much more Learning It seems there has been so much I’ve learned about I’ve lived … Continue reading

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I think I can, I think I can…

The dawn began for me at 4:00 this morning.   That was no great surprise since my day ended yesterday at 7 pm!  I guess this last batch of chemo is having an accumulative impact on my hemoglobin.  Thank God … Continue reading

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The Way to a Beautiful Life…

I have never been more “aware” of myself than I am now.  If there are any gifts that cancer has given to me, perhaps it is that awareness. I am so conscious of the value and the beauty of the … Continue reading

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La-la-how the life goes on…. as usual.

David is off for school in the morning.  His lunch is packed, his books are readied.  His bus arrives and he is off to get his education…. as usual. Kevin is off to work in the morning.  He and I … Continue reading

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