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Shayla’s Journey

Shayla’s Journey

by Karen Guinn, May 2015

Shayla is a woman of 29 years from the small yet wealthy country of Kuwait.  She grew up in a democratic country, yet there are restrictions and laws set forth by the government that citizens have to follow, just like any other country. 4,874 more words



Her given name is Myung-Sook. Her surname is Kim.

This body I call mine belongs to her.
I grew stronger while she became weaker.
I began to talk when she began to lose her talk. 307 more words

Transracial Adoptee Life

I lost my true self

I’m Quebecoise. She’s Korean.
I’m a Scorpio. She’s an Aries.
I was conceived when she was made a paper orphan.
I was bought, she was sold. 283 more words

International Adoption

Mr Bexfield. From 1930s Germany to Letchworth and Hitchen.

I have mentioned in a previous posting that I keep a day book. And as also mentioned every so often I dip into one or two to see what memories they nudge. 660 more words

Social History


skin will remember

the neighborhood

cooled with blued steel

that burned in the palm

gunshot residue stippled

gold braceleted wrists

gangster streetcorner

ethos prevailed in the… 160 more words


CULTURE & The Important Difference Between Assimilation & Acculturation

by Bob Whitesel D.Min. Ph.D.

In the field of missional leadership, it is important to understand the difference between “assimilation” and “acculturation.”  While there is some authors who use the terms interchangeably, classic research by Teske and Nelson ( 1974: pp. 608 more words


DRAFT: It's ALL Yours - Ethics, Negotiations, Practicality, Deprogramming and the Golden Rule

Possession and deprogramming for a new world, heaven on earth, reform, peaceful, legal, democratic revolution, evolution and change….

No it’s all yours – this essay, the computer, more than the whole planets and everything in between.   1,008 more words