Life Adventures

We Must Always Be Thankful

Each of us has a book inside of us and a story to tell. If I ever say we should be thankful I don’t mean we should be thankful just because we were adopted, and we should not be thankful just because society expects us to feel that way. The word “grateful” has become twisted… Continue reading We Must Always Be Thankful

Childhood Memories, Family Life, Life Adventures, Philosophy

Concrete Gray Steps

This is my childhood home in New Albany, Indiana. In the summertime the hot sun would blaze behind the house where I would sit on concrete steps and squint into the sky. Gray paint would always flake off the steps like dried flower petals. As golden rays soaked into my bare chest I would try… Continue reading Concrete Gray Steps

Adoption

Dear birthmother

  Dear birthmother, I never had the chance to meet you. If I did, I would have thanked you for giving my sister and I what you could not offer, which was the chance to live in a loving home and being able to experience the fullness and richness of life. I know you made… Continue reading Dear birthmother

Poetry

Opposites

Opposites What is big? What is small? Is there a difference between tiny and tall? (A little bug on a blade of grass Is huge when viewed through a lens of thick glass) What is up? What is down? When I point to a star as the earth spins around? When is young old? When… Continue reading Opposites

Philosophy

Love Your Enemies

Loving one’s enemy might seem like an impossible task, but if one really takes the time to understand the person who causes you to suffer, that person is no longer an enemy. It is much more difficult for one to see the similarity in others than to see ones differences. If we look deeply at… Continue reading Love Your Enemies