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Protected: My Life And No One Else’s

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One’s Origins: Dedication and Introduction

Dedication To Peter: Your life was denied you so that I could have mine. It has not been easy, and I have fallen down hard, and by grace, I have risen. For as long as my life goes on, I … Continue reading

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Covet Nothing

Recently after a 23-mile bicycle ride at a respectable clip I reclined sun-drenched in a lounge chair on my backyard deck and a cold beer sat in the shade a half an arm’s length away. My imagination shifts to images … Continue reading

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King of the Road

I stopped by a convenience store recently to grab a sandwich on the way to spend a few hours on the beach. In one of the parking spaces sat a motorcycle with a sidecar. Not unusual but for the paint … Continue reading

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Atonement By The Sea

I have found a new beach that I now call home since home is, after all, where the heart resides. I am no further away from my family’s home in Sussex Country, Delaware than any beach I have ever visited … Continue reading

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Allow Mistakes to Play Themselves Out

“Remember that sometimes not not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ― Dalai Lama ONE DAY IN MARCH not long ago, I embarked on what was expected to be a four-hour, 200-mile motorcycle ride to the … Continue reading

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Protected: One’s Origins: A Journey from Adoption to Identity – Part Twenty-Three

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One’s Origins: A Journey from Adoption to Identity – Part Twenty-One

“A birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.” ― Skye Hardwick Writing Part Twenty-One has been a challenge that at times seemed insurmountable. On no less than two occasions I deeply questioned my emotional … Continue reading

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Protected: One’s Origins: A Journey from Adoption to Identity – Part Twenty

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