On Writing

Livefyre Review. In Short, It's the Devil. Like Typepad.

Livefyre – I’ve decided that I hate it. 1. It took forever to import all of my comments, thanks to a wonky comment someone left in 2008 which looked like a broken html tag. The installation engine thingy kept getting tripped up on it, so it kept freezing at 940 of 12,500+ comments. Props to …

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A Series on Self-Doubt: In Which I Make a Confession with a Capital D

I recently watched something that (forgive the schmaltz; there’s just no way around it) was life-changing. I shit you not–the sudden shift of inner balance that I felt in my gut had the same emotional substance of when learned of my pregnancies, or when I heard that my great-grandmother had passed away, or when I heard, …

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My Week, As Illustrated by Prince

I can tell from StatCounter (don’t act like you’ve never stalked your metrics) that many of you have been coming back to see if I’ve finally gotten around to posting Part III of my series on emotional/mental infertility and how it affects the Adoption, Loss, and Infertility (ALI) community (here are Part I and Part …

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Bullets are for Gangstas – Episode 4? 5? Something.

I had a helluva day at work today. It was the kind of day in which I wish that I could save some of these kids from themselves, and then I feel sad because I know that I can’t. Only they have the power to save themselves. I just hope that they realize this before …

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How Your Level of Emotional Infertility Affects Your Support Needs in the ALI Community

When I began writing about the current state of the ALI community on Monday, I thought that I would be able to round out what I had to say in just one additional post. In part because of the amazing discussion that happened in the comments of the first post, I find that I have …

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Passport Children (Revisited) – Emotional Infertility as a Parent after Infertility

I originally wrote the post below in November of 2009. Last night as I was beginning to organize my thoughts for my next post about emotional/mental infertility and the effect it is currently having on the ALI community, this post, called “Passport Children” came to mind. I went back to read what I had written …

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Mental Infertility and Its Impact on the Adoption, Loss, and Infertility (ALI) Community

I didn’t think that I would find the need to make commentary on the disarray in which the Adoption, Loss, and Infertility (ALI) community has currently found itself. My initial reaction was to feel torn. I can easily see both sides of the coin. I needed to sit with my thoughts a bit longer to …

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