The Magpie Reviews

The Magpie Reviews: 11th Annual International Silent Film Festival

I thought I’d do this new thing where I write specifically about events in Manila for three reasons: It forces me to live as normally as I would in the States. After 2 and 1/2 months, I need to take ownership of this place as my city, even if it means doing the things I love,… Continue reading The Magpie Reviews: 11th Annual International Silent Film Festival

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Advice for Older Siblings of Adopted Children

When we decided as a family to adopt my little brother and sister, I was 20 years old. My biological siblings’ ages ranged from 22 to 14. I was living at home after graduating college and was working to save money to get the heck out of Dodge. Looking back at the confusion and frustration… Continue reading Advice for Older Siblings of Adopted Children

The Magpie Reviews

The Magpie Reviews: Anne with an “E”

  The new Netflix series “Anne with an ‘E’” seems like it would be directly catered to me. It’s a perfectly measured combination of everything I love. A cherished classic from my childhood (both the book and the popular miniseries (1985) which my sisters and I would borrow so frequently from the local library, we racked up more… Continue reading The Magpie Reviews: Anne with an “E”