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Esther Good
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You can never wipe the dust of Africa from your feet.
You can never wipe the dust of Africa from your feet.

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I’ve struggled with anxiety my whole life. Even as a young child, I remember hearing about the terrors of the world and shrinking into myself in fear. I fashioned in my head a hiding place–a pod made of thick steel with padded walls–and I hid myself…

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Donald Trump is the new president of the United States.  As such, I make the following commitments: 1. I will seek information about President Trump from reputable news outlets. I will try to avoid heavily biased and sensationalist media.  I will do my…

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“135 over 85,” said the nurse, as she removed the blood pressure cuff from my arm. I looked at her in surprise. I was 32 weeks into a perfectly planned, perfectly healthy pregnancy. I was 32 weeks into a pregnancy with perfect blood pressures of 115/70.…

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Dear Mama of the sweet little girls in my care, I love your children.  I didn’t know I would so soon.  I worried about your kids and my kids, tangled together in daily activities. Could I treat them fairly?  How would I react when your youngest pushed my…

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Our family has suffered through two cycles of viruses in as many weeks. This week’s cold/flu seems to be tapering off, and thankfully it did not have the shock and awe force of last week’s stomach bug.  Did I mention that our clothes dryer is currently…

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A friend on Facebook recently drew my attention to the fact that Harvard is offering a series of free courses about world religions. I signed up and I’m really excited to start next week.  This is a great opportunity to learn a little more about a subject…

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[usrlist “Readability:5” “Content:5” “Overall:5” ] Mood: Reflective I was first introduced to Paul Kalanithi when an essay he wrote and a the video below were making the rounds on Facebook. As a 6th year neurosurgery resident, he was diagnosed with…

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The January book reviews are here! Favorite read: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Most Informative read: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman January Reviews The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz. (Thanks to Neil for the recommendation)  …

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[usrlist “Readability:3” “Content:4” “Overall:3.5” ] Mood: Depressing Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch is about the chaos that latches on to Theodore Decker’s life when he loses his mother in a terrorist attack.  The story is part coming-of-age, part suspense,…
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