Monthly Archives: April 2016

Essay. Not an Either/ Or World.

How a cat person became the mother of dogsā€¦ five, so far. I grew up afraid of dogs. Not a surprise. Three of the four corners of our block had dogs that bit people. When our two cats died at … Continue reading

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Essay. Pets of my Life I. Teddy and Forgiveness.

My life chapters are defined by pets. As the first essay on how my dogs have sustained me, here is the story of my first puppy, Teddy, bought when I was 34 to make my dog-loving husband happy. Teddy taught … Continue reading

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Essay. Autism Awareness Day 2016

On my 21st birthday, I began medical school. We debated with Joseph until the weekend before his birthday whether he wanted a cake with Pokemon or Paw Patrol. He chose Paw Patrol, a cartoon show for pre-school children about a … Continue reading

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