Mother’s Day 2011. Bittersweet.

Today is a bittersweet Mothers’ Day.Bitter because THIS is the year I found out some of how much my Mother lied before her death in 1990. They were big lies. Giant lies. Its complicated and I am still learning and sorting it out and probably will be for a long time. Complicated too because as …

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‘And Daddy Makes Three’ is delightful.

On This American Life, Chicago’s Public Radio, available online through their free podcast and heard on more than 500 public radio stations around the USA and seen as a television show on Showtime. And Daddy Makes Three Six-year-old DJ has two dads, Dan Savage and Terry Miller. DJ is being raised by two gay men, …

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A little bit on names. A parent’s legacy.

My name, Gabrielle was given to me in honor of Gabriel Péri, a prominent French Communist journalist and politician. Péri distinguished himself as an expert in the field of diplomatic and international relations and was a strident anti-fascist. He denounced both Benito Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia and France’s non-intervention in the Spanish Civil War. Péri …

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