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Band-Aids

There were only a few people left lingering in the church that afternoon.  I had taken off my alb after preaching and was readying myself to head out with my daughter for some lunch.  I saw one of the few … Continue reading

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We’re In This Together

For the past several days, I have been immersed in the learning, reconnecting, and networking of a professional social work education conference. I have to be honest: I have been to this conference for six consecutive years, but in recent … Continue reading

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Joy, part 1 (new mother)

I don’t talk about my research much on my blog because I am keenly aware of all the human subjects protections that surround what my research participants share with me in the confidence of our interviews. But, there are some … Continue reading

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Learning from the Divide

For a significant part of my career, I was a grief therapist affiliated with a Hospice program. People came to our agency for a range of reasons, all having something to do with loss. We also provided grief support as … Continue reading

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Lake Walk

I dropped my daughter off at camp yesterday, which brought back a rush of memories for me of my own camp experiences. Most memorable for me were the two years during high school where I spent my summers as a … Continue reading

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Daily Bread

My daughter once remarked, while lunching with a group of my colleagues, that she was a “cheeseatarian.” She fits the description…sneaking cheese at any opportunity while I am cooking, and willingly passing up any and all other sources of protein … Continue reading

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