Interesting Finds around the Web

Enjoy some interesting reads from around the web.

What I want you to know about adopting an older child – By Kathryn Fishman Weaver, RageAgainstTheMinivan.com There are many crazy things you hear as transracial adoptive parents. For us, one of the more common sentiments is: “Wow, you adopted an older child–that must have been so hard.” This is my response. You know what is also hard? Birthing a child. I was in labor with our daughter for 24 hours. You know what is also hard? Breastfeeding, not to mention, finding a time or place to pump at work. How about potty training? We’re still open to suggestions on that one…” Read More

Thistlewood Farm – Bead and Pom Pom Garland

Movie world fears for freedom of speech as N.Korea parody pulled – By Frederique Stear-Pris, AFP News “Sony Pictures’ decision to cancel the release of its madcap comedy about North Korea after threats from hackers has caused consternation in the movie world and triggered concerns about freedom of expression. “The Interview”, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen and depicting a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, had been due to hit US cinemas on December 25. But after warnings from the so-called GOP (Guardians of Peace) hacking group — invoking the September 11, 2001 attacks — a number of US cinema chains cancelled plans to screen the film…” Read More

UNQUENCHABLE LIGHT: THOUGHTS ON HOPE & EXPECTATION WHEN THE WORLD GOES DARK. – By Nish Weiseth, nishweiseth.com/blog I recently looked up the definition of “expect.” It means, according to the dictionary, “To look forward to.” Thinking that this sounded familiar, I also looked up the definition of “hope.” Hope, according to the dictionary, means, “To look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.” I found it interesting that even in the dictionary, the meanings of expect and hope are so closely and clearly intertwined. I think these two words – hope and expectation – words that are often wrapped in precious holiday cliché, especially at this time of year – are actually a bold declaration to the world. It proclaims loudly, and against the grain of the feel-good holiday season, that the world is not as it should be…” Read More

ISIS Trafficking Human Organs From Bodies of Kidnapped Captives, Dead Soldiers and Injured Prisoners, Mosul Doctor Says – By Samuel Smith, The Christian Post “As the Islamic State has risen to become a yearly $2 billion terrorist outfit, it has found various methods to reel in its revenue such as oil production, human trafficking, and drug smuggling. However, it has been revealed that there is yet another lucrative source for ISIS funding: trafficking human organs. According to a recent Al Monitor report addressing the various revenue sources of the Islamic State, a doctor from Mosul named Siruwan al-Mosuli is claiming that ISIS hired foreign doctors to run an extensive organ trafficking system that has the potential to generate great profits…” Read More

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