Dental Smiles

I am at the dentist this morning, thanks to a broken crown that needs fixing.

It means I got up at 6 to make it from Bartlesville to downtown Tulsa for a work meeting, which I left to drive to Owasso to fix my tooth.

I am squeezed in as an “emergency”, which means I have time to do some homework while I wait. I am grateful, as the moving and then the being sick has left me behind in my class routine.

All the posters on the wall have smiling people with shiny, white teeth.

I am not smiling, mostly because it is the dentist, and not my favorite place in the world. But he is good, I am grateful for benefits, and it will be over with soon enough.

I am still not smiling, though, not exactly.


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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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