Tag: Donald Trump

A Cautionary Tale: Choosing The Right Side of History in America

The following short story is a work of fiction. It features entirely fictional characters and is based on true events in America. It is subtle at times. After all, you can still walk into the grocery store and see row after row of food. You can still go to the movies and marvel over the... Read more »

How Adoption Is A Metaphor For Refugees

How Adoption Is A Metaphor For Refugees
This morning, I was talking with my thirteen-year-old about how a ban on refugees is a metaphor for a ban on adoptions, particularly adoptions from foster care. “How was I like a refugee?” my daughter asked. “Do you think you wanted to leave your first home?” I asked her. “No,” she answered. “You had to... Read more »

An Open Letter To Our Nation's Children

Dear Children of America, Last night’s election did not go as expected, and I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are many strong responses to Donald Trump’s win and Hillary Clinton’s loss. Some of you have parents and grandparents who are crying in sadness about the outcome, and some of you have parents and grandparents who... Read more »

Why This Adoptive Family Is Choosing Clinton In The Presidential Election

As the 2016 election draws near, politics are a frequent topic in our house. The nine-year-old and the thirteen-year-old are aware of the issues at stake. The six-year-old asks questions frequently; she is trying to make sense of why there is an electric current of anxiety in the air of our nation. She asked me... Read more »

Brexit and Trump: This Is Not A World I Want To Leave To My Kids

In a shocking move, the British people have voted to leave the European Union. That vote, however, does not reflect the views of nearly half of the British citizens. Young people overwhelmingly opposed that decision, and now they and their children must live with the consequences of an isolationist, paranoid decision that was made by... Read more »