Poetry: Embarrassing Poems Mrs. Ram Jam Wrote in Middle School and High School.

Like many teachers on summer vacation, I'm in the middle of deep cleaning my house and purging accumulated household clutter. Yesterday, I came across a red folder that my mom had sent me awhile ago.  In it, I found some of my EARLY poetry.  My best guess is it's from middle school based off grammatical/mechanical/capitalization … Continue reading Poetry: Embarrassing Poems Mrs. Ram Jam Wrote in Middle School and High School.

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Chronic Illness: Playing Phone Tag with Doctors’ Offices

Because of chronic illnesses (fibromyalgia, Meniere’s disease, Raynaud’s, and IBS), I frequently contact my general practitioner, rheumatologist, ENT, and gastroenterologist.  Unfortunately, talking to someone alive the first go-round never happens. My doctors work for large hospital systems. For patients, no direct lines to a specific doctor’s office exist. I call the main hospital phone, listen … Continue reading Chronic Illness: Playing Phone Tag with Doctors’ Offices