I ran across this
on the web, and thought it belonged at E2. As an American patriot, a freethinker and liberaltarian
, I have often loudly decried our worst abuses, the bad things we have done in the world, from training terrorists and installing despots to Bhopal
. It is refreshing to me to see that the good things we have done are not totally ignored.
I have not been here a lot lately -- I quit coming around for a while when E2 was having technical problems. It is good to be back. and good to see some familiar noders.
A lot has happened since I was here last. I located my birth family in California, and learned a lot of facts about my birth and the circumstances surrounding it. I am, indeed, a bastard, a hippie love child. My mother suffered from manic depression all her life, and lost the battle some twenty years ago.m I do have a brother and a sister that I never knew about. Noone, not even Mom, knew the identity of my father, as far as I can tell.
But there is a man in California that I can call Dad. He was Mom's husband (estranged) at the time, the man she called for help when she learned she was pregnant. I already have one father that I am not biologically related to -- it is not much of a stretch to have two.