The Wicked Witch is Dead! Goodbye NAM/NAAM. Jumping Off Your Yellow Brick Road

When I was in college Margaret Hamilton played a housekeeper on The Secret Storm. It was so weird.

At least until November 2023. Too bad she couldn’t take adoption with her.

I can do NanoPoblano just fine. I could write about mixed subjects, but I’m tied to my history of 30/30 November NAM/NAAM log challenges. I have to stick to adoption. This is pure punishment, I think.

What I learned from this month’s doom writing:

  • I love to write and I hate to write.
  • I write better and quicker off the top of my head than planning something out. WTF is an outline? I went through grad school without ever making one.
  • Just when I think there is nothing to write about something shows up. Usually unpleasant.
  • I know more than I think I do.
  • I can’t remember what day it is, but I can remember some absurd 1997 flamewar on alt.adoption
  • I may be the only person alive who writes every day for NAM/NAMM. There used to be more of us obsessives.
  • I wake up depressed thinking about how my entire day will be spent at the keyboard.
  • I can’t stop eating.
  • I am staying with Twitter, but can’t figure out Mastodon.
  • I may actually start a SubStack so I can hate myself more than I already do.
  • There are really stupid people out there.
  • Nobody cares what we say.
  • Nothing has changed in AdoptionLand.

So I am retiring for a couple of days. I plan to watch a lot of B-movies. I am really into Warren William, Lyle Talbot, and Bela Lugosi right now. Also, do some web work. But damn, I just spotted some really absurd shit on Twitter. I might not be quiet after all.

If anyone still thinks that Adoption is Beautiful, try this on.

Failed twice: Colorado foster kids who are adopted often end up back in the child welfare system

More than 1,000 children who were adopted from foster care in Colorado in the past decade have ended up back in the system.
Signing off on NAM/NAAM
Yours in Bastardy,


Poke the Bear?

We Poke Back!

Day 30 NAM/NAAM/NanoPoblano

Originally posted:  Daily Bastardedette November 30, 2022





2 Replies to “The Wicked Witch is Dead! Goodbye NAM/NAAM. Jumping Off Your Yellow Brick Road”

  1. “I can’t remember what day it is, but I can remember some absurd 1997 flamewar on alt.adoption”

    Glory days, sister. Maybe in 2023 I’ll grow some balls and crawl into the adoption cave to see what’s around to poke. Poke, poke.

    • I’d love that. You wrote foundational material that is really important. The last couple of years has seen a big change, Some really good people have joined the movement (not necessarily BN, but we work together closely). Our no-compromise policy has pretty much taken hold, though there are a couple of annoying hold-outs. The big problem of course, is getting bills passed. This year we got LA, MA, and VT though VT won’t open until July 1, 2023. In other ways, nothing has changed. Weepies, woundies, and those who fail to grasp that this is a political, not a personal issue. You are treated like shit, not because you are shit, but because of adoption rot and mythology.

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