The End of Secrets

Ted in tuxIn October of 2014 I learned the identity of my biological father (a man whose name I had never known) as the result of an autosomal DNA test. The test results connected me with cousins in my paternal family, and led to the knowledge of who my father had been.

After decades of fruitless searching, finding my father was an incredible achievement. But success stories like mine are far from unusual these days. Continue reading The End of Secrets

The Diary Gene

I met my half-siblings for the first time last year and it delighted me to discover the things we have in common, especially our tendency  to write things down, keep diaries, create archives, and put it all in chronological order.

I grew up as an only-child, so having siblings is an amazing phenomenon to me. As soon as I found Fred and Freida I began to take note of the similarities in our physical features and personality traits. Continue reading The Diary Gene