Posted on May 22nd, 2013 in Bangladesh
, Christian responses to suffering
, garment factories
, garment workers
, original sin
, the twelve steps
I approach buying clothes for my children with the same compulsive attention to my kids’ individual needs and wants that I bring to Christmas gift buying. Focused attention to my kids’ clothing needs is, for me, as much an embodiment of mat...
Posted on May 9th, 2013 in cherish time with your children
Note: I wrote this in the summer of 2009. I am reposting it here as summer approaches, as a reminder (to myself, above all) of how radically life can change us in surprising ways. I used to despise the summertime, for reasons I explain in this post. No...
Posted on May 6th, 2013 in disabilities
, Mother's Day
, Speak Up storytelling
This is the story I told at this past weekend’s inaugural Speak Up storytelling event in Hartford. In my next email newsletter, I will include a link to the Speak Up podcast, which includes my telling this story to a live audience (with considera...
Posted on May 2nd, 2013 in adoption
, Down syndrome
, gender selection
, Jennifer Gilmore
, KJ Dell'Antonia
, Lauren Apfel
, No Easy Choice
, prenatal testing
, reproductive technology
, The Atlantic Sexes
Jennifer Gilmore’s story is enough to scare anyone away from open adoption. (It also provides the best supporting evidence ever for my contention that “Why don’t you just adopt?” might be one of the stupidest questions known to huma...
My blog has been silent for several weeks now, and perhaps some of you have wondered why. (Perhaps you haven’t, in which case this post might not suit your fancy. I promise more substance in future posts). There are straightforward reasons for my...