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Your Own Backyard

When I was getting ready to fly out to bring my son from Ethiopia home almost eight years ago my friend Sue told me a story about her daughter Hayley and another son of mine.  Up to that moment Hayley … Continue reading

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Making Miracles

About a year ago I came up with this idea.  It’s an idea that came from my story, Everyone Needs a Vince, about growing up with my childhood best friend Vince who has Down Syndrome.  In short I told of our adventures. … Continue reading

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Gift Exchange

Eleven years ago yesterday I met my eighteen year old son for the very first time. I remember sitting on the lemon chiffon colored leather couch in the perfectly lacquered and polished greeting room at the Beijing Children’s Welfare Institute … Continue reading

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Reuniting the Band

When I was little, my dad told tales of his life as the son of an immigrant Irish sheep rancher in the late 1930’s. He was just a boy but for two or three weeks out of the year in the … Continue reading

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Serendipity

It all began less that two weeks ago.  Really, it was a Friday like all the other Fridays in the fall.  Prying my eleven year olds out of bed. Hugging Nick and whispering a silent prayer for his safety in … Continue reading

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