Author Archives: isataylor

A late goodbye

I know the 10-week Fellowship Program ended just a little over a week ago, but to me it feels so long ago. I left the closing luncheon early to immediately drive to State College, PA in order to start graduate … Continue reading

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‘Twas the night before Youth Summit…

… And I have just about put in a 12 hour work day. Oh, and it’s my birthday! This past week has been crazy busy; I totaled my car, had my school laptop sent in for repairs and come back … Continue reading

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Week 8: Pieces are coming together

This work week has gone by so fast at ETSS. Youth Summit is a week away, and being the main organizer of an event for 500 children, still helping to coordinate aspects of the Summer Enrichment Camp, and managing a … Continue reading

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Week 7: Thinking About the End (of the Program)

Despite the ups and downs inherent in office culture, I have legitimately enjoyed working at Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS). I am greeted by hugs almost every day. My coworkers are always generous in sharing their cultures with me. (Today, … Continue reading

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Meet Permit Patty’s sister…

…her name is Corn Hole Carol. On Friday, I spent the day as a chaperone for ETSS summer camp sites that went to play at Bicentennial Park and the Columbus Commons. At Bicentennial Park, the group of students I was … Continue reading

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Warming up

In celebration of what would have been Ingmar Bergman’s 100th birthday, my old film professor and I went to watch Wild Strawberries (1957) at the Wexner Center for the Arts. The film itself is about an old man named Isak … Continue reading

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Ups, Downs, and Feelings of In Between

Budgets and money are always somewhere on my mind with my work at Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS). Do we have enough money for this? Who has donated for what? Did you get that purchase approved before you bought that? … Continue reading

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