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The much-awaited appointment yielded zero news!

Still “we don’t know.” The additional pathology results say semi-encouraging things like “no immunological evidence of lymphoma” but also aggravating things like “etiology cannot be concluded based on this analysis.” Dr Fox will be taking his case to their tumor conference on Tuesday and hopes to know more after those experts discuss it. He also … Continue reading The much-awaited appointment yielded zero news!

Picture him rollin (William update)

William rolled into the school year at Delta Middle on wheels! While he’s getting around great on crutches, they’re exhausting, and while he also drives a mean walker, it’s frustratingly slow. So, thanks to friends who shared a youth wheelchair, a school nurse who’s not only highly qualified but also had some relevant mom experience, … Continue reading Picture him rollin (William update)

What memories and Webb telescope images have in common (TBW #2, #9, #10)

If you're not excited about the Webb telescope images, you should be. (Yeah, I said it! Should! I am telling you what to do, and I don't even care if it's polite. I'm right here. Go look. Seriously.) They're pictures of as far away as anyone has ever been able to see, and for that … Continue reading What memories and Webb telescope images have in common (TBW #2, #9, #10)

Gymnastics coach Mike Spiller abused me in the 1980s and is still working with kids in Texas gymnastics, circus, and camps (TBW#1)

In 1983 and for a while after, the gymnastics center in Northwest Houston that I attended held sleepovers. These were fun extras, like the lock-ins a church youth group might have. But, beyond the normal kid fun of a sleepover my friends, something else happened. My coach, Mike Spiller, whom I adored and whose attention … Continue reading Gymnastics coach Mike Spiller abused me in the 1980s and is still working with kids in Texas gymnastics, circus, and camps (TBW#1)

Wrap your learning community in cushy foam?

My son has a very, very cheap laptop, and I've been surprised how little he uses it. He likes gaming, coding, writing, making videos and podcasts, and all kinds of graphic arts, and this device was a gift for him to expand his skills, to play around in the more powerful and flexible environment of … Continue reading Wrap your learning community in cushy foam?