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Family Threads

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 […]

Philomena...and a few steps backward

Philomena…and a few steps backward

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 […]

A Cracked Adoptee Vessel

A Cracked Adoptee Vessel

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.       Like this:Like Loading…

January Melancholy

January Melancholy

We arrived home from enjoying a sunny and warm week in Playa Del Carmen one week ago and ever since then I’ve been struggling to get back in the groove of life. I’ve been in a funk. At first I chalked it up to fatigue from the long flight and adjusting to the time zone […]

The Year of the Memoir

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 […]

Found Money

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 […]

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