Bastardette’s 7th Anniversary: The more things change the more they stay the same

Tuesday marked  the 7th anniversary of the Daily Bastardette.  To be honest, I’m surprised. I started Bastardette as a little experiment not expecting her  to go very far. In fact, the big reason I started her was that a techie bastard, whose name escapes me now, suggested I blog since webpages were”obsolete” and blogs were “the way to go.” I was also curious to see if anyone would read her. I was astounded when I had 100 hits.  As of this writing, I’ve had  almost 350,000 hits. I’m still astounded.  One of my first blogs, Abandoning your Baby: It’s such a simple thing to do, was about California’s godfather of baby dumping., LA County Supervisor, Don Knabe.  Supervisor Knabe had complained  to the press that not enough mothers were anonymously dropping off newborns at their neighborhood fire stations.. “It;’s such a simple thing to do,” he bemoaned. Nothing has changed.  The other day .Missouri politicians, complained that something had to be done to save more ‘newborns” (the state’s “safe haven law” has two tiers so babies up to a year old can be dumped with different parental “legal defenses.”)  The solution to this dire non-problem, according to them and their Continue Reading →


Bastardette’s friend, blogger Dawn Friedman (This Woman’s Work), is organizing an informal adoptablogger-and-reader get-together in Portland, Oregon during the AAC conference next week. This is not an official AAC event. I’m sure that after sitting through presentations on adoptee “soul hunger,” first mother menopause, and adoption “constellations” the more reality based will welcome the exparte break. If you’re an adopta blogger or fan and will be at the AAC or live in the Portland area please join us. For more information or to let Dawn know you’re interested in attending go here. While I’m at it: if you’re a Columbus, Ohio-area blogger (any topic) or blog about the Colmbus area, check out the Columbus Social Media Cafe and the Columbus Blog Directory and register your blog.