The End of Reading as We Knew It

I used to be able to read books a chapter at a time. Two or three or more, even. For the most engaging novels, I could spend an entire afternoon turning pages, getting up only because my Mom told me to go outside or because I had to eat or stretch my legs.

These days I struggle to focus like that. Do you?

Two articles came across my radar yesterday, confirming what I have thought and feared about my own reading habits since the dawn of the digital and social media era: I have lost a skill that was once at the core of my identity.

The end of reading as we knew it.
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Top 5

Ding dong, 2018 is dead. Meh…for me and my family, 2018 wasn’t the worst and it wasn’t the best. How about for you?

As we begin a fresh new year full of promise and hope, let’s take a look at the Top 5 posts on this blog from the year that just ended, 2018.

#5…OA 101: What IS Open Adoption?

What IS open adoption anyway? To invoke Inigo Montoya, it may not mean what you think it means.

open box

#4…OA 101: Two Keys for Parents Entering into Open Adoption

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Peace on Earth

It’s a tradition. During this season of contemplating peace and good will towards men (and everyone else) I offer you this short musical vlog.

To: You
From: My sisters and me (we of the very expressive eyebrows)
RE: Latin lesson: Dona Nobis Pacem.

Tami, Lori, Sheri

May you be granted peace and may you, in turn, grant it to others.


Lori Holden's book cover

Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a teen daughter, blogs from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life. Lori was honored as an Angel in Adoption® in 2018 by the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute.

adoption, parenting, mindfulness, open adoption