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A Broken Heart Is Not the Same As A Closed Heart

I was at a meeting last week where adoption workers and supervisors from different counties got together in an attempt to find families for kids who are in particular need – kids who have no one personal in their lives at … Continue reading

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Catch-22

Okay, I’m back. Or more accurately, I think I’m back. It’s been six months since I made a blog entry and I can’t believe that it has been that long. Where have I been?  Busy, of course.  What else could … Continue reading

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The Anti-Power of Wimpiness

Note: As I quoted Rod Stewart’s line in his song, “Mandolin Wind,” in another context: “Oh, the snow fell without a break….Through the coldest winter in almost fourteen years…” Having a school kid at home, when school is cancelled on … Continue reading

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Forget The Blah Blah: It Was Eight Degrees

Ordinarily, I am in bed by 10, as I have to get up at 5:30 because my grandson has to leave for the bus at 6:20.  But last night, watching a recording of the “Soul Train Awards” which were honoring … Continue reading

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Arrogance

I was having a conversation the other day with a man who has a long history in twelve step programs. He told me that as a result of that history, he lives in his “own little bubble.”  I started to … Continue reading

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Not Getting It

Over the past few months, I have come to the realization that I still don’t get it when it comes to our kids who end up in foster care, especially institutions.  The depth of their fear and the horror of … Continue reading

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Context: The Line Between Human and Bureaucrat

At one of our Family Focus training sessions earlier in the year, I found myself unsure about whether I was repeating an idea that I might have already spoken on many weeks earlier (the trainings are a long fourteen straight … Continue reading

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