Category Archives: following through

The Boy Scout

At the ESL class holiday party . . . I asked the visiting Boy Scout how he had chosen his Eagle Scout project. He had been learning about refugees, he said, and the idea came to campaign for needed items … Continue reading

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Nobody Hears Me Crying

I responded to my old friend and she wrote back, using none of the responses I imagined in the mental conversation I had with her while writing. In fact, it was a good response, one that made me glad I’d … Continue reading

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An Old Friend Asks for An Update

A FRIEND I’ve lost touch with finds an old Christmas card and writes to ask for an update on the family. Based on her questions, I calculate the card to be from 7 years ago. I’ll hasten to let her … Continue reading

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