film/movie/book

The Opening of Adoption: The Early Years

November 11, 2013

I was delighted that Peach brought this film to my attention: The Right to Know: America’s Adoption Crisis. It’s a documentary from 1990 by Michael Branton and Elizabeth Snider and narrated by Michael Reagan, son-via-adoption of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. I’m share below 12 highlights that impressed me (bolding is mine), and I urge […]

Novelist Q&A: The Mothers by Jennifer Gilmore

August 29, 2013

A local friend, breathless on the other end of the line, says, “My husband heard you on NPR this morning talking about your new adoption book — congrats, Lori!” I then admit I have no idea what the caller is talking about. A bloggy friend: “Lori, there’s an author talking about open adoption in an […]

Daring Greatly: review of Brené Brown’s latest book

September 20, 2012

Vulnerability is the last thing I want you to see in me and the first thing I look for in you. – Chapter 4: The Vulnerability Armory Such is the crux about being authentic, of being in relationship, of being vulnerable of being human. Brené Brown, PhD, she of the famed TedXHouston talk, has a […]

The Odd Life of Timothy Green: entertaining for kids, adoptive families & infertile people?

August 15, 2012

Does anyone else remember gathering around the television on Sunday evenings for the Wonderful World of Disney? For decades, Disney issued only 3-6 films a year, so seeing one of its shows was a special event. Production started ramping up in 1994, when Disney premiered 9 new films. In 1997 there were 12 new Disney […]

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