December 3, 2012 § 1 Comment
why do people need a happy ending?
Why is it that people, especially women it seems, so desperately want to believe that good exists? Not only do they seem to need to believe it, they are pretty persistent that I believe it too.
Now, mind you, this doesn’t upset me. I just find it, well, interesting. But more on that later.
Here’s what happened after I landed in NYC to begin my new life with my new family…
November 27, 2012 § 6 Comments
Just imagine — you’re going to pick-up your daughter from a friend. Driving over there after work, at the stop light making sure the car seat is in the back, looking forward to that first snuggle. Maybe smelling your baby’s neck and kissing her pudgy cheek.
You pull into the driveway and bound out your door. Jog up the front path and knock on the door. Your friend is expecting you so you try the door. It’s only after a couple of minutes that a nagging feeling begins to creep across your heart. Why isn’t she answering the door? « Read the rest of this entry »
November 26, 2012 § 3 Comments
A listener of NPR’s The Takeaway posted a comment questioning the relevance of my being a stolen & sold baby to my “story” and if I wished to keep that part of my history private. The comment was respectful and eloquent, herself an adoptive parent.
Here is my answer — yes. And no.
All right, that’s it. Have a great day everyone. (I always wanted to say that!) The answer isn’t that easy, though, is it? « Read the rest of this entry »
November 24, 2012 § 2 Comments
Fabulous discussion with my dearest friend (who happens to be a rabbi), her brilliant husband and my brilliant husband.
November 23, 2012 § Leave a Comment
November 23, 2012 § 5 Comments
It is such an honor to have been asked back by John Hockenberry of NPR’s The Takeaway! Give a listen and let me know what you think!
Here’s the interview: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and American: A Woman’s Unlikely Background http://bit.ly/Tg9a6c
November 23, 2012 § 2 Comments
I know my blog is about identity and religion and deep questions about the, but let’s the important issues first, shall we? Let’s talk about pie. Oh my , any God, I love pie!
Last night, we were included in one of the bestfeasts I have ever had. The company was fantastic (i.e. smart, cultured, funny AND we got to watch football), the experience was divine (i.e. gorgeous , delicious wine, there were even candles), and the food… the food was out of this world. Even the turkey was good. Seriously, good turkey! But the dessert. Oh my word – the desserts were rock-star!
Pecan pie with chocolate,with a hint of caramel, trifle (yes! trifle), two kinds of fudge, cheesecake, and did I mention the ? Focus, Loren, focus! What is this post about…
Pie covered? check.
Turkey covered? check.
Thankfulness covered? Better get cracking!
As with many people, I am thankful for my family, most of all my husband who puts-up with me and my children who, well, let’s just say they continue to challenge me. But that’s not what& Walk Into A Bar is all about. This blog is about honestly challenging perceptions and assumptions. And more so, authentically sharing that experience. So with a new cup of coffee, here are some things I’m particularly thankful for this morning.
The Universe — It seems that despite my fear and insecurity, the universe continues to gently push me towards sharing my story. Be it opportunities to receive advice from amazingly accomplished friends (Mr Ryland) or call-backs for interviews from The Takeaway (bit.ly/Tg9a6c). It seems that there is a path along which I need follow and yet despite all efforts to stray, the Universe continues to guide me. I am so grateful for this.
All of you readers — I am so very thankful for you, reader, for continuing to check back despite my long absence, for you who take the time to share a comment (comments are a gift and I am grateful for all of them; even the critical ones!!), and mostly, for continuing to be interested in my voice. Every voice matters and it is an honor to be able to share my own.
I wish you all a meaningful and laughter-filled holiday season, no matter what holidays you celebrate. Just let’s keep being thankful.