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May 14 2012

There were no words

We were practicing softball inside. We were closing up, in the same circle we start and end practice with. One of my girls, Amanda* said, “I think my Aunt has cancer”.
The gym was completely silent. I had this awful knot in my chest. I know it’s my job to say something like that when those things happen, but I was speechless. There just never seems to be words that can heal when something like that happens.
Then Brittney asked, “Does anyone mind if we have a moment of silence?” The girls shook their heads and said no, and looked to us coaches. We both nodded. All of the gloves hit the floor at the same time, and we reached out towards one another.
 

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Feb 26 2012

Spring has Sprung

The past two weeks have marked the beginning of a new trimester. They have also marked the end of one third of my commitment as a TFA CM. Time has passed so quickly and so slowly at the same time. Orientation seemed like a dream, Institute was a dream/nightmare, first couple weeks of school were…

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Dec 14 2011

Be surprised

Dear friends, It’s hard to explain how it is I ended up all the way up here in the Appalachian Mountains. This is probably a universal sentiment among most CMs, but I still feel like an anomaly. First of all, what am I doing so far inland? I’ve moved around quite a bit, but I’ve always…

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"An Appalachian Adventure"

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High School
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