Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national day of service. It's wonderful that something so beneficial was born out of what was originally just another day off from work and school. Aside from serving our communities, we need to remember that Dr. King was primarily a voice for civil rights. He is … Continue reading Civil Rights Are Human Rights
Hello and welcome to Sunday Funday! Okay, seriously, who came up with that silly catchphrase? Was it a bar or something? I have noticed that it is a common phrase for bars to use, especially during football season. Do you remember what Sunday was like when you were a child? I do. It started with … Continue reading Sunday Funday?
I haven't been saying anything here on my blog regarding national and international news because honestly I just cannot continue to engage. It's been a crazy year and for my own sanity I am trying very hard not to get into major political debates here. Until now. Earlier this week, the President of the United … Continue reading Right and Wrong
I don't have one particular theme for today. My mind is wandering quite a bit. The big thing today is my daughter turned 25. A milestone birthday. It's a little surreal to think she's a quarter of a century old today. I'm sure it is for her too. I can remember that day so well. … Continue reading Friday Ramblings
Hope changes everything. What a powerful and true statement. Hope changes everything, because when you have hope you have a better attitude. That's really what that means. If you feel hopeless you do not see the silver lining, the light at the end of the tunnel, and all of the other hopeful clichés. Hope. It's … Continue reading Hope
My illness, it turns out, has a name. Sinus infection. Therefore, I have to take antibiotics. I took the first dose last night about 3 hours before going to sleep. This is where it gets interesting. My dreams were bizarre, though I understood where they came from overall. Mostly my dreams were related to upcoming … Continue reading Theatre Has Taken Over…my Dreams?
I have been thinking a lot (my husband would be scared!) about how we weave the fabric of our lives. Throughout my life, I have considered my closest friends an extension of my family. My father used to tell me that my friends were too important to me, that family must come first. Dad wasn't … Continue reading Weaving the Fabric of Life
To an adoptee, a name can be priceless. I just said to my husband, "all I want is a name - my birth mother's name or even my birth father's name." A name. Seems like a simple a request, and in today's open adoption world, it's easy. Well, easier. For those of us adopted in … Continue reading How Much is a Name Worth?
This morning my PC decided to install updates. A lot of updates. An hour of updating. It's a new PC. How much does it really need to update? During this time, my PC provides commentary. My favorite is "this could take a while." You think? While my PC is doing it's thing, I'm thinking about … Continue reading Updating – This Could Take A While
I mentioned in a post yesterday that I am not doing the "new year, new me" thing and that is true. But I am making a few adjustments to how I start my day. This is to ensure I'm starting my day in a positive frame of mind. First thing I'm doing is getting up … Continue reading Starting the New Year Right
Adoptees have rights. Or so you would think. Adoptees have very limited rights and that depends on the state you were adopted from originally. I was born and adopted in New Jersey. As of January 1, 2017 (yes, exactly 1 year ago), adoptees can obtain an uncertified original birth certificate. This is wonderful news. BUT, … Continue reading An Adoptees Rights
This isn't a "new year, new me" type of thing. It's "new year, old roots" because in 2018 I have a couple of main focuses. 1. To buy a house within the first half of the year. 2. To find my roots - which began the last month of 2017 and will probably take me … Continue reading New Year, Old Roots
When I was 2 weeks old, I was adopted by 2 wonderful parents who have loved me, encouraged me, and have made me feel special my entire life. I had a good childhood overall. BUT, I don't know where I come from. I don't know my origins. The adoption agency shared some of their interview … Continue reading Finding My Roots
It is 15 days before Christmas and all through the house...yeah aside from my Christmas themed table cloth and a Christmassy birdfeeder decoration, my house is one big BAH HUMBUG! The Christmas trees pictured above are trees from some Christmases past - 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Since 2013 we haven't really had much in … Continue reading Christmas Past, Present, and Future
Every single year for more years than I can remember, Fall has been an incredibly frantic time for me. This year is no exception. In fact, it's a little more insane than usual. I am currently directing two productions - one staged and one murder mystery, working full-time, trying to secure a mortgage so we … Continue reading Another Fall Frenzy
Though this is definitely ADOPTEE based, a lot of these issues come up in other niche groups. Thank you, Pam, for writing about these issues so eloquently.
Adoptee City is my online community of adult adoptees who I have come into contact with over the years. Some live in the USA, and some across the world. Adoptee City filled with all different versions of adoptees, who all come from so many different experiences, yet line up with a common denominator of being ADOPTED.
We have a story to tell.
I entered ADOPTEE CITY online in 2011. It was a whole new world to me. Finally, others who could understand me. If you’re not adopted, you are the outsider looking in of ADOPTEE CITY, finally we are in control of something. We have a bond, we have a heart for one another’s pain, experiences and visions. We can FEEL what one another is going through when we go through things. We know how critical listening is, because for many of us we’ve…
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I've been noticing that my dreams of late are interesting and hard to pinpoint. I've always had vivid dreams and as I think of them, I realize certain elements are commonplace. Typically, it's me handling whatever the situation is on my own. Rarely do I have anyone doing much to help me. It's me vs … Continue reading Dreams
On Sunday night there was an awards show on TV. Specifically, the 75th Golden Globes. There has been much press about this particular awards show due to the political stance it took. I stopped watching award shows because I don't watch enough TV and movies to know who anyone is anymore. I'm all in favor … Continue reading Double Standards
Ugh. I got it. The virus that has been plaguing so many around me has gone ahead and infected my body. I'm struggling to function this morning. Doing my morning routine in hopes that I will be able to function well enough to go to work. Struggling just to type this blog. But I promised … Continue reading Winter Illness