Adoption, Interview, Musings, Race, Radio

On Air With The Takeaway

A month back I wrote about visiting the WHYY studio in Philadelphia to record a conversation with my children’s mother. We spoke about race, about what it means to share children across racial lines. Most of all, we spoke about the kind of world we want our children to inherit. The series is called Uncomfortable Truths. […]

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Adoption, Interview, Musings, Race

Waking Up

The study door is locked. I have my earphones on. The house is eerily silent. My phone rings and for a second my heart stops. My “Hello!” is tentative as I wait for the voice on the other end. We talk for over forty-five minutes. My children’s mother, one of The Takeaway’s producers Dana Roberson […]

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Election, Joy, Musings

Cultivating Joy

After four days at home, Laddu seemed ready for school this morning. The fever was gone but the sniffles and the broken voice told a different story. “Amma! Where’s my lunch bag?” sealed it for me. After Saathi and the twins left, I helped her with her jacket and she insisted on wearing her shoes […]

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