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Oh, what a glorious morning

This coming Wednesday will be the non-official date when I received the full enchilada of my cancer diagnosis.  The “real” date was the 10th, but to me, it was the second week of school that counts more.  It is the … Continue reading

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The Firewall

This summer, cancer walked behind me.  Today – it walks beside me.  I don’t want it to walk in front of me ever again.  And so – I put up a firewall between cancer and I.  That way, I can … Continue reading

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Come on Rain!

Come on Rain! One of the best books I think I ever read to my children as they grew up was one called, “Come on Rain!”, written by Karen Hesse.  The story is about a little girl who is anxious … Continue reading

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Whatever our souls are made of…

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”  – Emily Bronte Yesterday, a fellow-blogger asked writers to offer their definition of “love”.  The blogging world responded with a series of inspiring options which triggered my thinking. … Continue reading

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En Attendant David …

While I waited for David to get home: – New neighbours moved in to where former neighbours used to live.  They were so happy together here in this area for 20 years.  Their garden was meticulously kept.   It was … Continue reading

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Sometimes you are the Bug, sometimes you are the Windshield

This post is dedicated to my friends and family. I have always insisted that it is easier to be the patient with cancer (the bug) than it is to be the supporter (the windshield). My job is simple – it … Continue reading

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Hospedi – bla-ha-sla-via means bon voyage!

If I had called Auntie Helen earlier in the day, she would likely have wondered why I was calling so early?  And what would I have said?  I had thought maybe I’d tell her I was playing hooky from school … Continue reading

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“Fish are Friends… “

While chatting on facebook with a former student of mine Paul,  I found myself quoting from the Disney cartoon, “Finding Nemo”.  Remember when the sharks are in “fish-eating rehabilitation program” to try to re-train themselves to consider fish as friends? … Continue reading

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