Climate change region by region | Melting Glaciers | The Art of Blogging (with tips)

The Northern Great Plains is far from any ocean. Water melts off mountain snowpack, slowly trickles down glaciers**, and pools up in basins. The largely arid region is dominated by thirsty industries like agriculture, energy extraction, and tourism.  There’s a byzantine system of century-old water rights and competing interests. Or as my dad, a Montana […]

St. John’s Orphan Asylum for Boys: Pennsylvania

2013: Calling all Catholic Homeys from the Philadelphia Archdiocese and beyond! How many boys can YOU identify? St. Vincents Tacony, St. John’s Orphan Asylum for Boys, West Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s House for Homeless and Industrious Boys, North Philadelphia, AKA The Hut, St Francis Vocational School Eddington, (St. Francis-St. Joseph Home)  alums plan anniversary party.  We […]

And so it goes #Orphan Asylums #NativeLivesMatter

By Lara/Trace (adoptee-author) I know it’s a sign when a couple of my friends mention “Orphan Asylums” to me in a single day. How children were called “inmates.” I have no recollection of my time as an inmate in a Minnesota orphanage – this happened after I was born in St. Paul, MN and was […]