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In the spring of 2001, just before the world went post-9/11, my husband approached me about hosting an Afghan refugee family of four. I was hesitant. But my reservations-lice, tuberculosis, the loss of solitude-seem petty and insulting now. In the end, they were out-weighed by his enthusiasm.

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This document was originally published in Boise @ One Five Zero: Essays and Poems from the City of Trees by Donning Company Publishers, edited and compiled for the Boise City Department of Arts & History. Copyright restrictions may apply.