ABOUT L.T.

“Every human being has paid the earth to grow up. Most people don’t grow up. It’s too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That’s the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don’t grow up. Not really. They get older. But to grow up costs the earth, the earth. It means you take responsibility for the time you take up, for the space you occupy. It’s serious business. And you find out what it costs us to love and to lose, to dare and to fail. And maybe even more, to succeed. What it costs, in truth. Not superficial costs—anybody can have that—I mean in truth. That’s what I write. What it really is like.”

— Maya Angelou, in a 1990 Paris Review interview with George Plimpton (via bookmania)
[MY BLOG TOPICS: Adoption, Indian Country, First Nations, Books, Writing, News, Human Trafficking, Orphanages, Modern Day Slavery, Interviews with Poets-Artists-Mystics and the many people who inspire me, Mosaic, Ancestry, World Events…and much much more…]

… you have come to the right place…. Ah, please read and look around. I hope that’s obvious. As an adoptee I warn you I do have opinions and I write them here and on my other blogs. I have been in reunion now over 20 years!

Yes, I am Trace/Lara Hentz but I’m really known more as Trace DeMeyer which is OK.  I worked as a journalist with News From Indian Country, as a radio exec. producer, former editor of the Pequot Times and Ojibwe Akiing, and as a freelance photog-writer for many different publications. I founded a publishing collective in 2011 …(More part-time-ish.)
I am consulting comma girl gifother bloggers, teaching the basics locally.
Since 2004, I researched and documented the horrific history of Indian Adoption Projects: The books are One Small Sacrifice, Two Worlds, Called Home, Stolen Generations: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects Book Series. (all are on amazon and e-readers.)  STOLEN GENERATIONS: Survivors of the Indian Adoption Projects and 60s Scoop, hit Amazon April 27 2016.
My memoir One Small Sacrifice is under my old name Trace A. DeMeyer.
I moved posts from my author blog [tracedemeyer.com & armyofone.me] [now defunct] to this blog so that writing won’t be lost forever.
My name change in 2014 to HENTZ means I have legally dropped the adoption name DeMeyer. Harlow is a family name on my dad Earl Bland’s side. His mother was Lona Dell Harlow.
A continuation of One Small Sacrifice: A Memoir can be found in my two chapbooks SLEEPS WITH KNIVES and BECOMING (using the pen-name Laramie Harlow.)
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me, 1980s, Tall Oak says I have turquoise eyes!
ABOUT ME: about.me/Trace15
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me, news article, age 22, Richland, WA
I have contributed to many books on my experience as an adoptee.

ebook-cover-newavailable as an ebook now on Kindle

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http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780692615560

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