After being almost bedridden for six weeks of this summer (I am--thankfully--getting better and able to do more), I'm headed back to teaching and graduate classes tomorrow. I know there are other teachers and students in this group, and I know how scary it is to look forward to another nine months of physical and emotional stress, so I thought it might be nice to give voice to the nervousness and know about one another so that we can be thinking of/praying for/supporting/etc. each other!
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