“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.”
[WRITING AND 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 other 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, and In The Veins: 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.