Month: January 2016

Adoption Odyssey Part 3: Reunion

After making contact with my birth mother, those first months of reunion were a blur of emotions. Elation, obsession, happiness, fear and uncertainty all swirled constantly.  It was overwhelming to the point where life felt like an ongoing dream.  I was absorbing new people, names, histories, medical information – it was basically like weaving a […] Read more…

Sweet Potato Leek Soup Heals the Soul

Let’s get something straight … I barely know how to cook. And “barely” may be a strong statement. I do, however, have unrealistic dreams of a high-end gourmet kitchen with all the latest technology and gadgets, which I’d have no idea how to use. I imagine hosting fabulous dinner parties. I think of food porn. I blame Pinterest. To qualify my use […] Read more…

Adoption Odyssey Part 2: Contact

Just two months after starting the search for my birth mother, I had her name (Carolyn). A name is a huge step forward, but tracking someone down after 30 years can sometimes be very difficult. But I’d done a lot of research, and had a bit of luck as well. Once I located Carolyn, I entered […] Read more…

Adoption Odyssey Part 1: The Search

This past Dec. 12 marked the 20th anniversary of finding my birth mother.  It’s bittersweet to look back on all that’s happened now, as she passed away in 2011.  We had an incredible 16 years of discovery and truth.  One of the biggest blessings of my life was knowing her. My search and subsequent reunion was […] Read more…

Always a Bourbon Girl

I’m a bourbon enthusiast. My official “spirit” animal is bourbon … good ol’ American bourbon. I love everything about the libation — the color, the taste (caramel and vanilla notes are the ones I like best), and the history.  Hey, did you hear that a new documentary about bourbon is coming out this year?  It’s called […] Read more…

Yoga Rage

Is it just me, or does yoga make anyone else angry? Am I so tarnished from years of sarcasm (in a totally cute and lovable way) that the mere thought of yoga makes me want to punch a throat? Am I alone in this? No, says Google. But I’m still not proud. If you live in the LA […] Read more…

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