7 Thoughts on Trauma, Orphans, and “Anne with an E”

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  NOTE: Now that "Anne with an E" has dropped here in the US on Netflix, the conversation--and controversy--have ramped up even more. "I don't see why we need a 'gritty' Anne," one fan ranted, while others are loving the more complex, authentic heroine, trauma-induced warts and all. I … [Read more...]

Of Adoption, Birth Fathers, and a Good, Good Father

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You know, since I've fallen in love with the new NBC drama "This is Us," AND especially with William, Randall's birth father, I've been thinking again about my own birth father, "Ted" and how it all played out between the two of us. SPOILER ALERT: My birth father is no William. In fact, every … [Read more...]

10 Adoption-Related Thoughts About “This Is Us”

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They did NOT have me at Milo Ventimiglia’s butt on the trailer for “This is Us.” They had me at ‘finding my birth father.’ Because why? For one thing, to me, Milo is Jesse the Gilmore Boy (we’re still in Season 3 of GG, trying to catch up by November, which we won’t.) I mean, I could have been … [Read more...]