March 17, 2020

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My mother in law recently posted a pretty cool pic that she took. She takes many interesting photos, but for some reason, this one really stood out to me. The reason for that was because of the composition of the leaf and the shadow. I immediately knew that it would have tremendous metaphorical value for what I wanted to talk about in the blog. I shared this with the Sane One, and she said “Ohhh, are you going to use the Brad...

July 1, 2019

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Recently, the Sane One has realized that she has become lactose intolerant and the result of consuming dairy products means some horrible digestive pain. As a vegetarian, her dairy consumption is pretty high, so this means that most meals result in the accompaniment of Lactaid to make sure that her nights aren’t spent in the bathroom or curled up in bed. I tried telling her that this was a great way to lose weight, but her gla...

May 23, 2019

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Have you ever worked diligently on something, gotten over halfway through the process, and then realized you hated every single thing about what you just did? Welcome to my afternoon of trying to write this week's blog post. 

It's been an eventful week in the adoption community for two interesting reasons. One is that there are two proposed bills in Congress: S1553 Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019 in the Senate sponsored by Sena...

May 16, 2019

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A friend of ours very generously shares her poultry eggs with us. In the past, they have consisted of delicious and very fresh chicken eggs. The batch that we received this time however had four duck eggs in the carton. I never had a duck egg before, so this was a new experience. Typically, I find that the best approach to eggs is to not really think about it at all and just enjoy their high levels of tastiness. The more thoug...

March 15, 2019

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John Steinbeck is an overrated queefsniffer and if I'm going to use the saying, I'm going to pay homage to the originator, the one, the only, the kilted legend himself, Rrrrrrrobert Buuuuuuuuuuurrrnnnnnnsssss! The line is from his poem To A Mouse way back in 1785. 

Ok, back to your regularly scheduled blog post.

The Sane One and I were having a discussion a couple of days ago about what we wanted to be as children. I was a littl...

February 14, 2019

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The Sane One suggested I recount to all of you this highly improbable yet true story that happened to me. It took me a couple of days to figure out how to tie it in to adoption, but I think I can do it. Fingers crossed!

The Story:

I'm one of those liberals who said if Bush got re-elected, I would leave the country. Unlike most of them, I actually did it. I moved to Barcelona, Spain. I quit a great job and lifestyle to move with...

February 7, 2019

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The first thing that popped in my head when I was getting ready to write this was a song from Rent, called "Seasons of Love." The song starts "Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, measure a year?" A year ago I got the email that would change my life forever. A year ago "Buckle Up, Skip...

December 21, 2018

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It should come as a surprise to none of you that my favourite Christmas movie is Bad Santa. I remember vividly the first time I saw a preview of the movie. It was like Hollywood finally understood me and made a movie that was just for me. Many people camp out in line to see the midnight premiere of a movie if the title has Star Wars, Harry Potter, or any ridiculous comic book character in it (except you, Deadpool, you are the...

November 28, 2018

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Something fairly obvious about me is that I am an immigrant. I came to this country in almost a perfect circumstance. A support network was already in place, there was no ambiguity about where I would be living, who would be taking care of me, and I was afforded almost immediately all the benefits and privileges of being a citizen. One of the most vivid memories I have is of my naturalization ceremony when I was in second grad...

October 16, 2018

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Yeah, you read that correctly. I'll pause for a moment for you to ponder just where the hell this is going and what it has to do with adoption. You might need a moment to really think this one through. While you are waiting, I'll multitask and figure out what I need to get at the grocery store later:

- new pepper mill

- Italian cold cuts for sub sandwiches

- giardiniera (hey Chicago readers, this would be a really nice Christmas...

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