The World around Me

Topics: Chemotherapy, Family, Emotion Pages: 4 (931 words) Published: October 2, 2013
Subject:classes cancelled today

I regret to inform you that we could not find a sub for tomorrow's classes (Thursday, 9/26). So there will be no class on Thursday. The 8:00 and 9:30 classes should do a short comparative essay comparing the four Indian religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism---It does not have to be more than three typed pages---what I would like is the major points of agreement and the major differences---"Big Picture" summary to be turned in on Tuesday. The 2:00 p.m. Express class--if you could do a two page summary of the basic worldview and convictions of Indigenous culture and religion typed to be turned in on Tuesday---NOT more than two pages---you should be able to get the "big picture" from chapter two and the powerpoint presentation. I will see you on Tuesday. Have a great weekend.

Dr. Jjhcbds


Seventeen years ago, I came bounding into a world of love and laughter. I was the first child, the first grandchild, the first niece, and the primary focus of my entire extended family. Although they were not married, my parents were young and energetic and had every good intention for their new baby girl. I grew up with opportunities for intellectual and spiritual growth, secure in the knowledge that I was loved, free from fear, and confident that my world was close to perfect. And I was the center of a world that had meaning only in terms of its effect on me-- what I could see from a height of three feet and what I could comprehend with the intellect and emotions of a child. This state of innocence persisted through my early teens, but changed dramatically in the spring of my sophomore year of high school. My beloved father was dying of AIDS.

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From the moment my parents told me, I confronted emotions and issues that many adults have never faced.

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