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Jennifer Lauck

Entries by Jennifer Lauck

4 Ways to Manage Fear

(9) Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 5:45 PM

This morning, I met a beloved friend for breakfast. I have not seen her in months. I will not see her for months after we part.

We sit at La Note in Berkeley, off Shattuck Avenue, a fantastic French café -- marble-topped tables and hard wood floors. We are...

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Forgive the Unforgivable. How?

(6) Comments | Posted March 12, 2011 | 6:19 PM

The word forgiveness hauls me back to when I was a young Catholic girl. I remember being taught how to recite Hail Mary Full of Grace and those confession boxes with a raspy voiced priest on the other side of a screen who told me he was God's gatekeeper. Before...

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Super Daughters, Super Powers

(19) Comments | Posted March 5, 2011 | 11:13 AM

My daughter is nine and has a scream that will make your ears bleed. She also can run so fast she will become a blur of elbows and knees in three seconds flat. "These are your super powers," I tell her.

My girl, who has a...

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The Memoir Dilemma: What's With All These Memoirs?

(22) Comments | Posted February 21, 2011 | 10:26 AM

Memoir is an explosive cultural phenomenon. According to Neilsen Bookscan, which tracks about seventy percent of U.S. book sales, total sales of memoirs increased four hundred percent between 2004-2008. In 2007 and 2008, in England, seven of the top ten best selling hard covers were memoirs.


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Adoption Myth Buster: What it Takes to Wake

(139) Comments | Posted February 13, 2011 | 10:02 AM

Earlier this week, I posted "Adoption versus Abduction" on HuffPost, and in no time, comments racked up from adoptees, fast to point out how satisfied they were with their adoptive parents and families. There were also adoptive parents on the board, eager to share their own feelings of...

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Abducted Versus Adopted: For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, What's the Difference?

(427) Comments | Posted February 9, 2011 | 2:14 PM

Carlina White said she always had a sense she did not belong to the family that raised her. The twenty-three-year-old woman had been abducted in 1987 from a Harlem Hospital when she was nineteen-days-old. White was then raised by her abductor, Ann Pettway. Pettway is now in custody for...

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