Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.
“What the cops want, on some level, is to believe their version of the world, that black people are dangerous.” By Matthew Salesses
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” how do we give our children advice that is both enough and not so much that it stifles them. Look to the cookie?
In the latest installment of “Love, Recorded,” a car named Kiki gets in an accident. But what really hurts is the crash between the present and the past.
“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses
“Adoptee voices must be included in conversations about adoption. Adoptee voices must be valued.” By Matthew Salesses
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby falls in love, unrequited, and Matt ponders the socialization element of the holidays.
Adoption is a complicated thing, but Matthew Salesses wants to be sure to thank his adoptive parents for being there when he needed them.
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt takes his daughter to a Halloween party and wonders: Is Halloween a White People Holiday?
Should an author write characters of a different race than his own? Is that exploitation? Appropriation? Race denial? Or is it the author’s right? A conversation with Bill Cheng and Christine Lee Zilka on writing outside one’s race.
Sometimes facing your child’s issues means facing your own issues. In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt Salesses breaks down over sensory problems he didn’t know he had.
“T. seemed to me an entirely wholesome child, as if he could never have survived public school. Perhaps that is how I set myself apart from him. Perhaps I was trying to scare him.” An excerpt from Daddy Cool.
I taught the boy that to launch a kite, you let the wind do the work. I told him the air had a weight of its own.
After visiting sixteen states with his family this year, this man says these myths about the U.S. shouldn’t keep you living in fear. — The United States is a scary, violent place. Better stay home[Read More…]
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What should schools do about radicalisation? From July 1, schools in the UK have a legal duty to prevent pupils being radicalised.
As we hurry by it is easy to overlook the small and the common place.
You’ve been trained to make “yes” your default — but you can change that without drowning in guilt.
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Quote from Richard Ford’s “Independence Day”.
Sometimes, you know exactly what you want out of life. But sometimes, you have to explore and discover it.
She tried everything she could before she realized these truths that led to healing. — I grew up with family and friends that all drank alcohol. It was a way of life. Social gatherings, family[Read More…]
Be patient. Be perseverant. Be pliant in your placement of power, and precise in your pursuit of peace.
Matthew Rozsa has one thing to say about superhero movies: Enough!
After growing up in an abusive home, this woman left at 15 and found her path to healing. — I love to write. In fact, I AM a writer. I am an untrained and unpublished[Read More…]
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