Did You Have a Point Back There?

Back in March, I wrote “Someone Is Wrong on the Internet.” Why did I do that? I’m glad you asked! I belonged to two groups about “African American” hair. On one of them (one that doesn’t have any restrictions on sharing or quoting posts) a woman asked a question. The absurdity of the question and … Continue reading

Big Yellow Taxi

Big Yellow Taxi

It’s been just over 5 months since my last post. I’ve started other posts: the follow up to my last article and the visit with Jackson’s birth family in Missouri, for example. But every time I sit down to write, I feel like I’m lying. The fact is, I’m Depressed. Not “I have an incurable … Continue reading

Someone Is Wrong on the Internet

About 3 years ago, I was a member of practically ALL of the adoption groups on Facebook. Adoptive Families, Creating a Family, Heart for Open Adoption, Domestic Infant Support… you get the idea. I spent a lot of time in these groups. I made some friends. I also made a couple of enemies. That’s what … Continue reading

My Kids Have Two Moms

I don’t know what it is, but it seems like a lot of adoptive parents are currently whining about how it’s so unfair that people recognize birthmothers as mothers. They complain, “I’m the one who is there everyday. I’m the mom!” My kids have two moms. My kids have two dads. We know Cassie’s birthfather, but he’s recently … Continue reading

SB 18: Kill It With Fire

SB 18: Kill It With Fire

ATTENTION CALIFORNIANS! The man who brought you mandatory vaccination with SB277 is now proposing SB 18, a “Child’s Bill of Rights.” If you read it, you will find that this vague and broad bill states that children have: ** The right to opportunities to attain optimal cognitive, physical, and social development. ** The right to appropriate, … Continue reading

Leave Your Behind in the Past

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” I’m not entirely sure who said that. I think I read it on Lori Lavender Luz’s blog last year, though. It reminds me of me. When I read it the first time, I thought it was very profound and … Continue reading

People For Whom I Would Rather Vote For President

On our drive up the coast from Disneyland, Max and I made a list of people – real and fictional – for whom we would rather vote for President. I’m not sure if that sentence makes grammatical sense. It’s very late/early. Without further ado… Jed Bartlet Matthew Santos Martin Sheen Bill Pullman’s character from Independence … Continue reading

We Live in New Hampshire Now

Sorry for the long hiatus. Moving cross-country is incredibly time consuming and difficult. But we’re all here – New Hampshire! By “all” I mean the four humans, two rabbits, and one cat. I also tried to bring 5 plants, but 2 didn’t survive the trip. One might be able to bounce back, but the other … Continue reading