Author Archives: Marilyn

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.

Driving Home on Tim Hortons Coffee and Timbits

YESTERDAY I NEEDED A PLACE TO LAY MY HEAD and could not find one. I’d slept poorly the night before in the hotel and wondered how I would make it through the next day on no sleep. I eventually slept, … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial Week #6 – Tough Decision: Dropping Another Day of ESL Class

I’M QUESTIONING the wisdom of having dropped another day of ESL class. I dropped Mondays to be in Columbus, of course. But after the 3rd week, I dropped Tuesdays, too. I would go to class on Tuesdays and be fine, … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial Week #5 – World Keeps Spinning

Tiger lilies bloom. Isn’t it strange, how the world keeps on spinning, no matter what’s going on with us individually?  A SECOND COUSIN has turned up! The results of DNA tests matched us up several years ago, but the connection … Continue reading

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