Category Archives: refugees

“I Can’t Be in Class with Men,” she says.

IT HAPPENS EVERY AUGUST, when the refugee mothers who no longer need child care in order to attend English class (because their youngest enters Pre-K) “graduate” to classes in the main building. There, classes are tailored to specific levels – beginner, … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial Week #8

A short report. As usual, nothing medical. For the second week in a row, I am home while Wally went on to Columbus. I get regular texts: I.V. in, first try! Just bumped me up to 200 ml/hr. Should be … 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

Posted in cancer, clinical trial, CLL, discernment, focus, refugees, rest, second-guessing, time management | 1 Comment