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Imagine if you could trace your beginnings to a specific moment in time. If that specific moment had never happened, your existence – and everything and everybody you have influenced – would never have happened. “A Moment in Time” is a poetic journey into the world of adult adoptee A J Bialo and her firsthand experience of being adopted.
A J focuses on many topics that adoptees, including herself, have experienced as a result of being adopted. Some of these topics include abandonment and relationship issues; feelings of not belonging and being the outsider always looking in; pondering what our lives would have been like if we had not been adopted; and the considerations and road blocks that must be confronted when thinking about searching for biological family.
While “A Moment in Time” is designed to reach the millions of adoptees in the United States, it is also meant for all readers, adopted or not, to better understand the adoptee journey through this insightful and intense collection of poetry.
It’s 1978, the year of three popes, and Cardinal
Joshua Argus has his eye on becoming the next pope
at any cost. To achieve his goal he must do two
things: make sure there is an opening for the
position that he wants and to clean up his past to
avoid a scandalous ascension to the papacy.
Standing in his way is a young recently promoted
detective for the Syracuse Police Department named
Kathryn Krol. Kathryn is partnered with a
veteran detective named Angelo Marcello. Weary of having a female partner, Angelo reluctantly shows her the ropes of being a detective.
However, when Kathryn shares with him a recurring
dream that she has been experiencing of a nun being murdered crucifixion style, he starts to wonder if she is cut out to be a detective. That is until they are assigned a murder case that matches her dream in every detail.
As they continue their investigation, they realize that
Cardinal Argus is connected to the murder spree that has spanned across New York State. But with the Cardinal now safely in Rome and beyond New York law, will they be able to stop him before he commits the ultimate murder from within the Vatican?
The Birthday Present is a book of short stories that explores what it feels like to not fit into the family that raised us and often the lengths we will go through to reinvent ourselves to build a new life away from the judgements of our families.
Birthdays are usually a happy celebration that most people look forward to. To remember our entry into this world and celebrate making one more trip around the sun. But if you’re an adoptee, birthdays are usually not something that you’re excited to celebrate. For adoptees, birthdays are a sad reminder of the day our mother’s left us in the hands of strangers and walked away.
Even as a young child, birthdays were not something that you really looked forward to. Imagine waking up and it’s your eighth birthday. You are really hoping you will get a new bike for your birthday. But past experience has led you to not expect that you really will get a bike. However, when you make your way downstairs, you see the bike of your dreams sitting on the kitchen floor. For a brief moment, you think that this is the best birthday ever. But your excitement quickly fades when you are presented a second birthday present which reminds you that you really aren’t one of them.
Poetry Posters are a unique medium that blends poetry and photography. These 11 x 17 posters each tell a unique story. Click on the Bialo Store link above to see a variety of poetry posters for sale.