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Let us rise up

By Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW | November 18, 2021

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”   This call for gratitude…

Roman Holiday (Family Style)

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | November 16, 2021

We started the day with high spirits and high hopes. The first leg of the journey would be easy, right? All we had to do was get 5 adults and 8 children out of a rented countryside villa, onto an Italian train in the middle of nowhere, and head into Rome. What could go wrong?…

I Hated My Gym Teacher

By Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW | November 11, 2021

I suppose it wasn’t really her fault. Well, I can say that now, but at the time I could barely look her in the eye.    I had just turned 12 and started the seventh grade, my first year of what was then known as Junior High. There were lots of terrifying firsts for a…

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