Category Archives: reflection

To Stir the Conscience

What do you think about when it is silent? I started my teaching career at a Quaker school in Long Island, NY. I had made the transition from working in higher education; had moved from Connecticut to New York; and … Continue reading

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FOUR YEARS AGO

My boobs are officially pre-schoolers. Four years ago, I had a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. And while my recent posts have been about the absolute roller coaster ride I have been on related to my bilateral salpingo oophorectomy, my mastectomy was … Continue reading

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IT’S HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE

“It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s about how to lead your life.” — Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture   I believe in listening to what’s being said inside of you. Working at a Quaker school taught me that. … Continue reading

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GOES RIGHT

I’m having one of those days when everything is just going right.   But, in my life, a day is right when we can breathe, live and love in the way our lungs and hearts were intended.   For over … Continue reading

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NEW HEIGHTS

I sometimes wonder if I’m being foolishly strong or strongly foolish. My physical trainer, Laury, will tell you that I wrestle with both limitations and risk-taking. I’m not afraid of doing 10 more reps on a bicep machine, but I’m … Continue reading

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From the Waiting Room…

Hi, it’s Jorge. If we haven’t met, I’m Liza’s husband. I’m writing this from the waiting room. Liza’s been in active surgery for almost four and a half hours now and they’re about halfway through. Weird getting calls on my … Continue reading

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IMPACT

There are a lot of things that I find upsetting at funerals, naturally. Loss. Tears. Pain. Grief. The sight of the families one leaves behind. But, what I find pains me a great deal is the thought that the individual … Continue reading

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