Category Archives: History

Heart

I’m sitting on the couch in the beautiful space in Asheville, NC where one of my dearest college friends lives. She’s not on facebook (and doesn’t that seem to be the major “how to stay up with friends” mode? We … Continue reading

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three

In the three years since my diagnosis with stage 3 colon cancer (it’s a strange anniversary, isn’t it?), I have co-parented two wonderful children, been a partner (sometimes, I will say, a great one, other times, a needs improvement one), … Continue reading

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The Season

A few weeks ago, I went to the commencement ceremonies of my college, the college of aviation, and the college of health and human services at the university (there were two more ceremonies later in the day for the rest … Continue reading

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good

I am clearly procrastinating the mountain of grading/writing, house cleaning (I did do a huge pile of dishes. That counts, right?) that I should be doing by writing here, but you know what? It’ll get done. Are you ever moved … Continue reading

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working through it

Man, Monday mornings are hard. This semester, I am teaching an 8 o’clock class, so Jess drops me off early. It reminds me of my elementary school teacher days when I would arrive at the building before anyone else, walk … Continue reading

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layer

Saturday mornings this fall are less relaxed than usual as Jess has a grad class an hour and a half away for the whole morning. We are a one car family, so if it’s raining (like it is today), we … Continue reading

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cheers

I am drinking a glass of orange juice. I’m not usually a juice drinker–I’d rather get the benefits of the whole fruit–but I’ve been feeling out of sorts lately, and I wanted to remind myself of how good things are. … Continue reading

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2 years! (a picture heavy post)

I’m sitting on the floor outside Trudy’s room listening to her cry. I’ve visited her over 10 times tonight, and it is only 8:30. This is not at all usual. Unlike a little baby Arden, ever since Trudy left sleeping … Continue reading

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Two Years

Today, it is two years since my diagnosis. That, I have to tell you, feels crazy. Trudy turns two on Friday. I wish these two events weren’t so closely tied, but they are. Someday, I think, they will bring less … Continue reading

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surreal

I have a post in my head that I’m writing about our recent trip to Atlanta, but in the meantime, I just had a well woman visit to my primary care physician today. She’s the wonderful woman who gave Jessica … Continue reading

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