Writer. Wife. Mom. Runner. Crocheter. Cancer patient in a pandemic.

Parents and teachers demand transparency while MCPS points fingers and lacks consistency

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Before students went home for winter break, schools across Montgomery County reminded them to bring home their chrome books, chargers, school books, and other school supplies. This move gave a semblance that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) was looking ahead and ready to make the needed transition to virtual instruction…

Thank you from the back of the pack

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There’s a special kinship among runners. I have met some of the friendliest people at races. One of them I met at our Cherry Blossom 10-miler. I had arrived alone, and this woman came up to me in my corral and asked if I ran intervals. We ran the same…

My diagnosis is like Schrödinger’s cat

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Tonight I’m reeling with panic. I’m reeling because of the three letters that make up the small word, “may.”

may (verb): expressing possibility

Tonight, I received a preliminary doctor’s report after my bone scan that included the sentence, “may represent an osteoblastic metastasis.” In layman’s terms, my cancer may have…

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