On National Adoption Day, Baby G. Still Waits

Baby G. just turned 4. You remember Baby G., don’t you? If you’re a new reader to my blog, these posts might help fill you in. If the name Baby G. sounds familiar, these posts might help jog your memory about a little girl who is still waiting for a home. A four year old […]

"Mommy, Why Does Baby G. Have to Go to Jail?"

“Mommy, why does Baby G. have to go to jail?” That was the question my 9 year old daughter Betty asked when she saw me crying.  The news had just come that my friends unbelievably and incomprehensibly lost their adoption case.  (You can read my previous posts on this here.) I struggled to explain the unexplainable […]

State of the Blog: My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

In some ways, 2014 was not my best year of blogging. In other ways, it was excellent. The not-so-good was in the quantity of posts.  I ended the year with 137 new posts. By my standards (admittedly, pretty high to begin with), that’s pathetic. How do you call yourself a blogger when you ONLY BLOG […]

For Sonya

I wasn’t paying much attention. My friend Donna was being pretty damn persistent, posting incessantly about this on Facebook. She’s that way, my friend Donna is. Doesn’t give up easily, if ever. She’s scrappy, passionate. A fighter for her girl and children’s rights. She’s as Irish as you can get, the real deal. I was […]

dust on my shoes, nothing but teardrops (awaiting a supreme court decision)

“Pictures on the nightstand, TV’s on in the den Your house is waiting, your house is waiting For you to walk in, for you to walk in But you’re missing, you’re missing You’re missing when I shut out the lights You’re missing when I close my eyes You’re missing when I see the sun rise […]

Armchair BEA 2013: Introductions

It’s a big week in the book world. And if it’s a big week in the book world, that means it’s also a big week in the book blogging world. The occasion is the huge industry conference and trade show known as Book Expo America (BEA) happening in New York, where authors and agents and publishers […]

Today, I Am 4

Dessert tray at Habitat, where I lunched with several Pittsburgh bloggers on Saturday.Photo taken by me, August 11, 2012 Today, I am 4. (Or, to be more specific, this blog is 4 years old. Today.) Every year, without fail, I tell myself I’m going to “do something” for my blogiversary (one of those made-up Internet […]