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  • Know Orphans
    The Global Orphan Crisis: Can We Really Have An Impact?
    By Rick Morton“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” - Mother TeresaThe number of orphaned and vulnerable children in the world today is staggering. UNICEF estimates that there are some 153 million orphans, but...
  • Orphan
    Interview with Ian Hinden of Orphan, a new alternate reality game
    I recently spoke with Ian Hinden, creator of a fantasy web show called Orphan. It has elements of an alternate reality game (ARG): After the untimely death of his father, Jason Diego inherits a mysterious document which he is told is an account of...
  • Reviewsday: Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed resonates with readers
    Reviewsday: Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed resonates with readers
    "And the Mountains Echoed," by Khaled Hosseini, is a story of betrayal, loss, love, sacrifice, and reconciliation. Hosseini’s frontispiece is a quote from Jelaluddin Rumi from the 13th century, which well describes the complexity...
  • Disciplined in the hard school of poverty
    Disciplined in the hard school of poverty
    We cannot wait around for relief from heartless politicians. They are too busy figuring out how to stay in power with the money they have from wealthy contributors. They no longer see it as their business to care for every citizen, only the ones...
  • 15-year-old orphan who pleaded to be adopted will spend Christmas with a family
    15-year-old orphan who pleaded to be adopted will spend Christmas with a family
    According to Fox News on Dec. 13, the 15-year-old Florida orphan who pleaded for a family will spend Christmas with prospective adoptive parents.This is good news for Davion Only who has spent his entire life in various orphan homes. This...
  • Greenhorn
    In Greenhorn, an Orphaned Holocaust Survivor is Saved by Friendship
    In 1946, a young Jewish orphan from Poland arrives at a New York yeshiva where he will study and live. Narrated by a stuttering boy named Aaron, this is the story of Daniel, whose parents died in the Holocaust.Daniel is an extremely quiet boy who...
  • Orphan Sunday
    November 4 was Orphan Sunday…did you know?
    Take up the cause of the fatherless.Isaiah 1:17November 4, 2012 was Orphan Sunday, created to recognize and celebrate the cause of adoption, foster care and global orphan care.There are an estimated 153,000,000 orphans worldwide. Some are homeless...
  • The Boxcar Children
    The Boxcar Children
    “The Boxcar Children” is the beautiful Depression-era story of the four orphaned Alden children. In danger of being separated after the death of their parents, the siblings run away, finally making their home in an abandoned railroad...
  • The Olson's
    Sanctity of life
    The phrase sanctity of life refers to the idea that human life is sacred. This point is argued mainly by the pro-life movement and used in moral debates over such controversial issues as abortion, contraception, euthanasia, and the “right to...
  • Daddy's Girl (1996)
    Daddy's Girl 1996
    Often when we watch older movies we notice bits and pieces that have made it into newer movies. Daddy's Girl has Orphan written all over it. This tale of an adopted little girl obsessed with her father's love and affections disputablymay...
  • Orphan
    Who needs parents to have a great restaurant?
    Orphan Breakfast House has been around in East Sacramento for longer than I care to think about, given that I had not been there to try it out until just last weekend. My bad! I can't believe how many times I wanted a change for breakfast and...