• Adoption
  • A Summer of Reunion and Returning

    2016-07-15 Tea Set

    This summer is unexpectedly turning into one of reconnecting with people who inhabit special places in my heart. It was a joy to get together with a dear friend I haven’t seen in over twenty years and find that, though our lives are dramatically different from what they were when we first became friends in the early 1980s, […]

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  • A Cracked Vessel

    2016-06-09 Cracked (1 of 1)

    I spent an enjoyable afternoon prop shopping with a friend earlier this week and fell in love with this cute little pot. What I didn’t notice until this morning was that it has a crack in it that only adds to its charm. That crack reminded me of a piece I wrote about a cracked […]

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  • Family Threads

    This piece was original published by the Forget Me Not Family Society in the Winter 2015 edition of the Adoption Circles newsletter. My husband gave me an antique stove for Christmas. It now sits in my office and every time I enter the room I‘m reminded of a time when life was perhaps less complicated, but certainly harsher, than […]

  • A "Grand" Life!
  • The Year of the Memoir

    As an adoptee I’ve often speculated about which of my characteristics and personality traits are the result of the gene pool I came from as opposed to the environment I grew up in. Is the reason I’ve never enjoyed large gatherings and parties because people in my tribe are naturally quiet and enjoy solitude? Is […]

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  • Found Money

    I received an email recently from a woman who stumbled across A Slice of Life Writing while doing research about adoption and birth mothers. Through a chain of events she discovered, and subsequently informed me, of a modest sum of money in a bank account that had belonged to my birth mother. You hear about these […]