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Wordless Wednesday– Rooftop View

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Clocking out

In New York today for work, I was treated to the full people-watching experience. Odd outfits, loud phone conversations, snoring commuters, off-beat music and food choices — you name it. In Grand Central Station, there was more fun to be had: the tourists, the commuters, the families, school groups, pollsters. Everyone, it seemed, was capturing … Continue reading

It’s Complicated: An Adoptee’s Road to Search, Part 1

I received a lovely note in my inbox last week: Judy, a friend from my school days, used my story in talking with her 12-year-old adopted daughter Mollie. It seems friends at camp were shocked to discover Mollie isn’t interested in searching for her birth parents. Judy told Mollie that she has Judy’s blessing if … Continue reading

New York seen

Yesterday took me into New York for the first time in a while, the unseasonably warm weather offering up some fun people-watching moments. In no particular order, here are some of the bites I had of the Big Apple: A crazy quilt of attire. The extra-warm day left people unsure about what to wear. So … Continue reading

They’re looking into it … Christmas is coming, the check’s the mail. Oh hell, insert your cliche here

Got a letter from Albany this week. Yes, you could have knocked me over with a feather. Oh, not because I think Gov. Cuomo himself actually read my letter and its enclosed copy of my April 6 blog post urging passage of the adoptees’ rights legislation. I suspect some poorly paid intern plugged my name, … Continue reading

A plea to NY’s lawmakers: Support the adoptee rights bill

The year-old twins who live behind us caught my eye out the kitchen window last week. Already, they are walking, their chubby legs wobbling under the task, each cock-eyed step a victory. Dressed alike in pink dresses and polka-dot sweaters, they offered a delightful distraction to my washing up. I smiled the whole time I … Continue reading

My travel plans are not up in the air

My adventures in flying have taken a hard left. Here I sit in SFO with I don’t know how many others, waiting for news about a flight that was to have left 90 minutes ago. The holdup isn’t some huge problem with the landing gear; it’s not a terrorist plot; there’s no hole in the … Continue reading

Train reactions

Gotta love commuters in New York. They have provided me with endless hours of entertainment, and yesterday was no exception — although I could have used a bit more excitement than I got. Work found me back on the Old Greenwich platform for the first time in a year. It was a later train than … Continue reading

Search of a lifetime

While most of the rest of the world has focused on Steve Jobs‘ formidable business success since his death earlier this week, I’ve been fascinated by another part of the story: Like me, Steve Jobs was adopted. Although intensely private, the Apple co-founder and visionary spoke about his adoption in the now-ubiquitous commencement address he … Continue reading