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“One Flew East, One Flew West….”

It seems to me that either one believes that all human beings are equal to oneself in dignity and are entitled to the respect that we would give to “our own” or one believes that some human beings are intrinsically … Continue reading

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Feelings Rule?

When a child in the foster care system has no permanent family, where the child then lives is a function of the child’s behavior. Least restrictive, and least expensive, is a foster home. If a child’s behavior precludes living with … Continue reading

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“Um, not at this time”

[I can see that the only way I am going to be able to give this blog its necessary attention is by scheduling a regular time to post. So, beginning on Sunday, March 10 – the sad anniversary of my … Continue reading

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A Phenomenal New Book

Yes, yes, yes. I am alive and I am still blogging. And I think I will catch up soon on the blogs that never happened. But I had to get this one done today: for anyone looking for a last … Continue reading

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Giving vs. Using

“I kept thinking how defeated I would feel if I had to take handouts. I couldn’t bring myself to interview the people and ask what it felt like. I knew what it felt like. Lousy. There had been TV crews … Continue reading

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Perspective.2

Clarity, huh?  The math really distorted my point at the end. Alright, that’s what I get for hitting send before triple checking and for even attempting to write a posting till the house is empty….. But now everyone is gone, … Continue reading

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Perspective

One of the main purposes of creating this blog was to help folks think about the population of the multiply betrayed kids in a new way.  I have been amazed over the past few days that I personally know three … Continue reading

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If Only I Could Write Like This Man…..

With thanks to my nephew, Gregg Willett, for posting this on Facebook. Thank you Gregg, on behalf of Luis, and Justin. Love, as always, Uncle Jack ==================================================================================== An Open Letter to Ann Coulter Posted on October 23, 2012 by Tim Shriver John Franklin Stephens … Continue reading

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The Value of A Life

On Saturday, my thirty three year old son, Luis, moved downstairs into an apartment that we created for him.  From the inside, it’s a real apartment – kitchen, living room with dining area, two bedrooms, and a bathroom.  But from … Continue reading

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Nothing Gets Between Us

It’s only in adoption, I think, where one’s oldest child is not always one’s first. I became an adoptive parent due to my experience with my son Ricky whom I met when he was eleven.  But, although I adopted all … Continue reading

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