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Christian Strayhorn Spence

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in Asheboro, North Carolina, The United States
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Russian grandmother; World War II veteran--great-uncle

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Christian Strayhorn Spence holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Nebraska-Kearney and a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina State University. Currently a teacher of history in Greensboro, North Carolina, she has authored and received several grants, and was honored in 2008 to receive a grant to participate in a Teaching American History Grant. In 2011, she received the honor of becoming a Horace Mann Abraham Lincoln Fellow, one of fifty in the country. Personally raised by men and obsessive-compulsive, Christian bases her main character, Julia, on a shared sense of the human condition. The grandchild of a Russian immigrant and the grandniece of a World War II veteran who served in Austria, Christian weaves ...more

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Reflections from a COVID Shut-in

14 weeks. That’s right. 14 weeks…





I have been in self-quarantine/social-distancing/fight for your sanity for 14 weeks. You see, I am a single person, living in a foreign country without a car. So unless I plan to expose myself via Uber, I have the luxury of spending 100% of my time with myself. In the beginning, I quite enjoyed solitude. I did 13,000 pieces worth of different puzzles. I completed a

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“...that in every timeline of life there are no words that can transcend the things we feel.”
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“To say the perfect thing at the perfect moment leaves a feeling that cannot be recreated.”
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“...that in every timeline of life there are no words that can transcend the things we feel.”
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