“I observe, I write, I try not to remember the life that I didn’t want to lose but lost and have to remember.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The other day I chatted briefly with on of the residents at the care home where my mother-in-love now resides. She told me how […]
“There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” ~ Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon After an unsettled weekend, equilibrium has been restored. We begin again. My desk is a mess with papers and books and binders so tidying up will be the first task I tackle this morning. I once resolved […]
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, […]
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 […]
A few years ago I wrote a short article called No Angry Adoptees Here for an online adoption publication. I took a lot of flack for that article and it ended up being one of the most commented upon pieces in the publication. I wrote from the perspective of an adoptee choosing to follow a path […]
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 […]
There’s a new adoption-related movie out that is getting good reviews. Philomena, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena by Martin Sixsmith, is the account of an Irish woman’s fifty-year search for the son she was coerced to surrender to adoption. The subject matter, and the fact that it stars the amazing Judi Dench, means I can’t wait […]
I’m over at Adoption Voices Magazine this week talking about the cracks in my adoptee façade. Chances are good that you, or someone you know, has been touched by adoption in some manner. I invite you to stop by and join in the conversation.