Story envy, courtesy of the New York Times

I’ll just come out and say it: I wish I had written this story. Well done, New York Times, from the headline to the ending. Readers, pour yourself a glass of milk, grab a chocolate-chip cookie (trust me, it’s vital to the enjoyment and proper digestion of this piece) and prepare to be satisfied in [Read More...]

Excellent video journalism, or, seeing crucifixes on walls

A journalist I greatly admire shared this video, mentioning it was from the New York Times. It immediately struck me as a riveting piece of journalism with a not-too-small religion angle. I have no doubt that readers of this blog will find this piece remarkable. What I’d like to discuss is why this works so [Read More...]

Washington Post finds ghost in Russian adoption ban

Now that my husband and I hope to bring more children into our family through adoption, we’ve entered into a complex and incredibly bureaucratic and confusing world. We’ve made new friends, too, who have helped us through the process. Some of them have adopted internationally. In fact, most of the other adoptive families we’ve met [Read More...]


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