Orphanages, as we all know from Charles Dickens, studies of kids from former Eastern Bloc countries and the musical Annie, are bad for children.


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In 1984 I spent one year behind bars of a Kindergarten. To say that I hated it is an understatement.


This video is dedicated to MattyB’s little sister Sarah Grace who was born with Down Syndrome. Sarah is the most beautiful girl in the world and she is an absolute joy to everyone’s life she has impacted.


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"The adoption process can be a wild ride. It can be a time of great emotional swings—fear, excitement, grief, joy—that can make it difficult to always know the right next step for your family…

Droniak and his grandma’s rise to viral stardom began about two years ago when the 17-year-old, wanting to share his firecracker of a granny and her priceless wisdom with the world, decided to set up a camera in his grandma’s car to capture their conversations.


When summer turns to fall, my heart longs for Armenia. I made four trips to Armenia in the fall, and when the air begins to feel crisp and leaves on the trees trim their edges with gold and red, I reminisce.


When we #travel, we are, by definition, out of place. But the things #Americans say when we travel (especially #overseas) sometimes highlight just how out of place we are — and not in a good way. The natural biases we’ve formed at home can come out in the worst, although unintentional, ways.

So here I sit with my coffee, it is September 17th and the cool fall air has just begun emerging in the mornings–my favorite time of year.