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Most dramatic lymphoma posts are from June 2002 - February 2003 archives.

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The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I cannot go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree, but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

--Theodore Roethke


Joy's Updates - Straight from the Horse's Mouth.
Wednesday, October 23, 2002  
Technical Difficulties

As you have noticed, I screwed up my webpage. I was trying to move the counter and cut and pasted and tried things that were beyond my ability. I've emailed my mentor Ariel Dunham for help. This is way beyond what I can do! When she reads her email and has time, order will be restored once again. She knows html (as does Amy Nickens who also helps me). I need to learn it obviously! I knew there were advantages to teaching gifted students and keeping in touch with them besides the pleasure of their friendship which is the best part of all!

Brian asked if I meant for it to look this way, and I told him I was trying to move the counter. He then understood.

8:52:00 AM

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