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Racism and Health Care

 (Originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com, Transracial/Transcultural Adoption, October 27th, 2009) I’ve been following the health care reform bills, though I can’t say I’m keeping track of the minute-to-minute changes. Personally, I support a strong public option that ensures that all Americans have access to good health care. What does this have to do with transracial adoption? My … Continue reading

The Total Apathy of Strangers

We take a break from adoption-related posts to bring you a pity party/rant about society. But first, a cute story. On Friday, Cassie and I were watching Sesame Street (aka “Elmo” or “Shtreet” as Cassie says). For some reason, Cookie Monster presented “A Streetcar Named Monster” in which Grover can’t find his keys. He must yell … Continue reading

Zenni Optical Rocks!

We interrupt this quiet, but usually family and adoption centered blog for a word from me about a company that made me happy. (I did not/am not receiving any money for this post.) The back story: Although we had eye insurance this spring, no one within 25 miles of our house actually took said insurance. … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #42: Injuries

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #42.  Think about a time when your child has been injured or sick (or for adoptees, when you have been injured or … Continue reading

The Blogs I Read

On one post, one of the commenters mentioned my blog roll. Not all of the blogs that I read are listed there. About two years ago, I overhauled the blog. Before that, I did list all of the blogs I read in the Blog Roll, making it ridiculously long. When I chose the blogs to put … Continue reading

Hooray for Health Care!

“You are entitled to food, clothing, shelter and medical attention. Anything else that you get is a privilege. ” ~ Alcatraz: Inmate Regulations, 1956 (emphasis mine) Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. (Yes, Rand Paul, that does mean that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.) While I am happy … Continue reading

First Trip to the Emergency Room

Cassie’s fine. On New Year’s Day night, around 11 pm, she started coughing. Then, she started coughing so much, Max went up to hold her. She kept coughing. She had a hard time catching her breath. It sounded like she was wheezing. I tend to underreact to these things. My mom was very into the … Continue reading

It’s Been Awhile

(originally posted on LiveJournal) I forgot how much I hate how Safari interacts with LiveJournal. *sigh* OK… so, I was going to post about the sheer amount of Twilight fan-fic I’ve been reading over the last several  months, but then realized I probably shouldn’t advertise my blatant addiction. We need to add a room to … Continue reading

A Few Things… and a Bit of Advice Needed

(originally published on LiveJournal) We go to Disneyland in TWO DAYS! This makes me happy. Of course, there are a zillion tasks to do before we go, but that’s always the way. Somehow the iTunes Genius thinks that “Fall to Pieces” (Avril Lavigne) should be followed by “Out Tonight” from Rent (OCR). Anyway… My Aunt … Continue reading