Category Archives: Life Story

The Journey Home

In a couple weeks, I am about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. A journey that I honestly never even fathomed being on. A journey that I never even realized that I longed for. I call it my … Continue reading

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DNA Dreams Do Come True

After five years of searching and coming up against brick walls, my cousin, Toni Angelique Harrison, has finally found her biological father! For those who have not been following this story, or don’t know me, or haven’t read this blog; … Continue reading

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Why Write?

For as long as I can remember, writing has been part of my life.  I have always had a notebook with me jot down my thoughts or ideas or just to process the world around me. Like most writers, I am … Continue reading

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Stuck In The Middle

The name of my blog is “Stuck in the Middle” in reference to the Stealer’s Wheels song “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.” When I first named … Continue reading

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Labels

I have always hated labels.  I have noticed that especially in the adoption world, there is a strong desire to label people’s stories, lives, or even their personality as either “happy” or “angry.”  Stories are labeled as either “positive” or” … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

So many roads I ‘ve traveled, so many roads I’ve known, all I want is one to lead me home. Continue reading

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Practical Ways to Promote a Healthy Racial Identity – College Addition

We send our kids out to college with a promise of a better life if they go.

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For some strange reason it had to be…. Tennessee

Take me to another place Take me to another land Make me forget all that hurts me Helps me understand your plan. Arrested Development’s Tennessee was one of them most popular songs of the summer when I moved to Tennessee. … Continue reading

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Truckin’… got my chips cashed in: the end to a life of racial ambiguity

There is a strangeness in being mixed race that one could never understood by a person who has never walked in our shoes. Most mixed race people have a racial ambiguity.  That is to say, people often say “what ARE … Continue reading

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Graduation – May 1992

Well four years of college came and went. And much like a famous Charles Dickens book, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time when I could get away from the racist … Continue reading

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