Category Archives: relationship

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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The New Student is from Aleppo

THE NEW STUDENT is from Aleppo and when she tells me this, I put my hand on my heart. She nods. Some things you don’t need language for. I find she knows her alphabet and numbers already. Colors, not so … Continue reading

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From One Sunday to the Next

FROM ONE SUNDAY to the NEXT we don’t know. We don’t know what a person has gone through, the person in front of us, behind us, beside us, with two Sundays serving as bookends. We don’t know the gains, the … Continue reading

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