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Tara Anne Shuman
Tara Anne Shuman

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Straws on the Water
En route to our nation’s capital to join my sister and (finally) bring our book club to a prison there, I watched the sun rise this morning from the Logan Express. Today, six years to the day I was first diagnosed, I was thinking a lot about paradoxes. It w...
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Straws on the Water
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Book by Book
Just before my double mastectomy in 2012, I introduced the blogosphere to my sister, Rachel, in a post entitled,  Page by Page . My sister shares my love of books and, if I'm being honest, reads much more than I do. In the last year, our passion for books m...
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Book by Book
Just before my double mastectomy in 2012, I introduced the blogosphere to my sister, Rachel, in a post entitled, Page by Page . I wrote that blog a few years before the day I decided to leave the law and return to teaching, but looking back, I knew that day...
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My Person
From what I've seen in the last five years, when suddenly faced with a cancer diagnosis or another serious health issue, many patients end up finding their "person." Their person is someone who recently faced the same (or similar) thing and is somehow gener...
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My Person
From what I've seen in the last five years, when suddenly faced with a cancer diagnosis or another serious health issue, many patients end up finding their "person." Their person is someone who recently faced the same (or similar) thing and is somehow gener...
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#metoo Two.
Writing is a lot like life; you start out in one direction and all of the sudden when you least expect it, that direction takes a drastic turn. Yeah, that happened this weekend. On Friday night I wrote a short piece about #metoo that (1) I never intended on...
#metoo Two.
#metoo Two.
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#metoo
With very few exceptions, I don’t jump on social media bandwagons. Granted, I am a white suburban mom (with a blog) who lives in the town she grew up in, so trust me, I don’t claim to be a rebel. But I’m not a follower, either. I tend to think pretty indepe...
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"On Being a Teacher"
I have the best job in the whole world. Okay, maybe that's subjective, but seriously, for me, I have the absolute b-e-s-t job. I honestly can't begin to explain how much I love it and even if I could, I probably wouldn't because it would just be annoying. I...
"On Being a Teacher"
"On Being a Teacher"
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Five Years Later
At 8AM on Sunday June 11th of this past year, Teddy had his 4th lacrosse game of the weekend. He also had had a playoff baseball game the Friday before, which I missed because it was the night of our annual (and quite massive) Jimmy Fund Walk fundraiser. I ...
Five Years Later
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Life's Mysteries
One of the many things that Brian and I had in common when we met was that we adamantly declared ourselves "not dog people." My whole life I saw how much people loved their dogs and I tried to get it, but I never really understood. Even my very best friend ...
Life's Mysteries
Life's Mysteries
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