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sherrie-theriault's picture
Oct.07.2013
October 7     What Oliver Could not Know   One of the complications of being an orphan is not learning about the failings and foibles which visit themselves on all parents.  Living estranged from G-d has this same blind spot.  When you live with someone day in and day out...
monty-heying's picture
Nov.24.2012
Birth is a minuscule fraction in the equation of life. What matters is the first eighteen years that follow, the foundation for the string of decades looming below the horizon of adulthood. Picture a puppy being dragged to its cage in an animal shelter and ponder what happens to unwanted children....
sherrie-theriault's picture
Oct.06.2012
  October 6   REMEMBERING     Remembering is the oxygen my brain pumps to my soul.  Remembering gives me mobility and traction.  Everything in my life that is positive depends on my remembering.  It keeps apathy at bay and complacency locked in some far off...
SusanVH's picture
Apr.17.2012
What's that old saying—if you want to judge the character of a man, take a look at his shoes? What if the man is actually an HIV/AIDS toddler abandoned in the slums of Kenya? And what if a pair of tattered shoes is virtually the child's only possession? Take a look at these powerful photos...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Oct.07.2011
October 7       What Oliver Could not Know     One of the complications of being an orphan is not learning about the failings and foibles which visit themselves on all parents.  Living estranged from G-d has this same blind spot.  When you live with someone day...
jim-mcenroe's picture
Jun.17.2011
The Rabbit King: Kingdom Leporidae The story of The Orphan Hare . . . who became king! Check out my new illustrated story book, The Rabbit King: Kingdom Leporidae at www.therabbitking.com. About The Book: The Rabbit King: Kingdom Leporidae begins with Hare, an orphan rabbit, alone and on his own...
monty-heying's picture
Dec.02.2010
There's an empty place in the American literary canon where orphan stories belong. With the shift away from orphanages that began in the ‘60s during the Civil Rights Movement, the unclaimed baggage of America's underclass became invisible, swept under the shifting rug of foster care where the word...
martha-jette's picture
Jul.31.2010
I barely remembered my parents and siblings – all of whom were wrenched apart when I was two years old.  My first memory is of a cramped room with several windows where half a dozen cots were laid out all around me.  As a toddler, I had no comprehension of our impoverished lifestyle.  Instead, I...
talia-carner's picture
Mar.14.2010
To avoid confusion, please read the other posting. (Sorry, RedRoom software refuses to delete duplicate message)
talia-carner's picture
Mar.14.2010
  Finally, someone is speaking out against this atrocious abuse of the most basic human right-- the right to live. This week, The Economist magazine cover article is titled, "Gendercide. What happened to 100 million baby girls?" (http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=...