In my reading ventures this week, I have found a wide range of topics worth linking to.
From the World of Adoption:
A post by an adoptee that gave me hope. 15th Annual Kids’ Adoption Network Conference.
Meeting another adoptee, who also just happens to be the blogger on Yoon’s Blur. Meeting new people (Mirror, Mirror)
From the DC community and the Center for Genetics and Society:
Damian’s answer to comedy about donor conception – short, sweet, and to the point.
Link to Preview of Anonymous Fathers Day. You can also view the full documentary on-line for a very small price – a couple of lattes. Anyone considering DC or chose DC should be viewing it – sadly the cynic in me says that few can go outside of their own desires. Prove me wrong.
From the Center for Genetics and Society. This blog post Bay Area Local News Reports on Asian Egg Market includes a video you must watch, but also highlights exactly what was left out in the video, but also failed to have the conversation on the impact to the actual individuals – the donor conceived. You really should watch this video. How far people are willing to go to have a child and how much they are willing to pay to get just that PERFECT EGG. You just have to wonder where this is going to end. By the way – it is wrong and still wrong because no one put the donor conceived needs first and foremost, just like in adoption they are the last ones considered.
Again, from the Center for Genetics and Society this article that speaks directly to what was left out of the video in the above blog post. Doctors Warn of Potentially Fatal Complications in Fertility Treatments.
Switching topics completely onto the reality of Pepper Spray and the OWS:
Do you have any idea how hot pepper spray really is? I didn’t, and I cannot imagine anyone else does either. This is nothing like touching your eye after chopping a hot pepper. Must read. Good to know in case you’re on the #OWS lines. Do read the link in the post “excellent Atlantic roundup” as you will view the pictures and videos in that article with an entirely new reality of their pain, after you find out just how hot pepper spray really is.
Anthropology News has an interesting post on OWS from an anthropological view. Occupy Wall Street; Occupy the World and a couple of interesting comments.
Onto the bizarre and amazing reality and beauty of nature:
Neat Videos of Octopus Walking on Land and the Super Stealthy Mimic Octopus. “In our continuing coverage of just how neat these animals are, check out this video showing an octopus taking a stroll on the beach at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, California.”
I had no idea an octopus would ever get out of the ocean, just did not cross my mind, but how amazing to be on the beach with your kids and see this happen. Well worth watching even if it kind of weird. Apparently there are videos of walking sharks on this site as well, although I did not view them.
I saw the following photographs yesterday taken by Eric Hines, and have honestly never seen nature like this. If you only view one link, this is it and it will take your breath away and leave you wanting more.