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A year later

A year ago Sunday, my nephew Brandon died in a car accident.  He was 29.

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A time of grieving

Time.

I finally had some time tonight. Time to be still. Time to think. Time to reflect. Time to remember quietly a much-loved boy of long ago.

A boy with an infectious smile, a quick wit, and a keen interest in his family. He was always smiling, always happy, always loving and loved. Continue reading

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A friend I never met

Raphael Mudenda was a good man, a great inspiration, and a dear friend.

I wish I’d met him.

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Courage, optimism, and bacon

I really loved my students.

I loved teaching high school English – diving into stories and dictionaries, dissecting words and meaning, helping students understand messages and create their own – but what I loved more was building relationships with students and helping them grow and learn.

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