Category Archives: Race

Why Your Primary/Caucus Vote Matters Most of All

Why Your Primary/Caucus Vote Matters Most of All

I’ve been a little tense. The election isn’t helping. Therefore, I jumped at the chance to receive a free spa from a neighbor, their cast off as they trade up. By Super Tuesday, we had it running. I sank into the steam with high hopes for a moment of stress-free soaking. Breathing deeply, I counted the peppertreeContinue Reading

Adoption FAQ #1: Why do you hate adoption?

Adoption FAQ #1: Why do you hate adoption?

I’ve received some very specific, pointed questions about my stances on adoption lately. It’s no surprise. Now that my children are older and I have been steeped in some aspect of adoption as an adoptive parent since the year 2000 (and my whole life as the daughter of a birth-mother), both my opinions and my writing onContinue Reading

The Know Betters & Do Betters of Racial Micro-aggressions #1: “Where Are You From?”

The Know Betters & Do Betters of Racial Micro-aggressions #1: “Where Are You From?”

I’m starting a new series. The working title was originally something like, “Seriously! What is Wrong With Me? How Can I Be Such An Ass? I’m a Thinking Human Being Who Parents Haitian Children. There is Simply No Excuse! Do Better, Paula! Do Better! I’m Ashamed of Me!” Too wordy? How about just The Know Betters &Continue Reading

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