The Red Thread is an informative and entertaining look at becoming and being an adoptive parent — from surviving the emotional rollercoaster of the adoption process to mastering the unique challenges and reaping the great rewards of raising adopted children. It’s written for adoptive parents and children and those interested in adopting.
The Red Thread column borrows its name from a Chinese legend that says when a child is born there is an invisible red thread that connects him or her to the people who are destined to be part of his or her life. While we cannot see the thread, over time its effects are seen as people become connected and their lives interwoven.
The Red Thread is designed to be an active, living forum -- an exchange of ideas.
Andrea Poe is a veteran journalist, whose work has appeared in thousands of publications, including Town & Country, Marie Claire and Entrepreneur. She is the author of several books and her work has appeared in many others, including anthologies and college ...Read More
A round eye’s guide into the Chinese world.
San Yang was the Iron Chancellor of Ancient China
Like all ancient societies, China is replete with etiquette, habits and traditions specific to its culture.
The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the passing of the greatest poet in ancient China, Qu Yuan.
Chinese value education over religion
This column will cover anything that has anything remotely to do with the game of baseball, from the game itself to mid-summer trades to offseason moves.
Great discoveries in the world of restaurants and chefs fulfill the quest for delicious food and cooking.
Television commentary, reviews, news and nonstop DVR catch-up by Lisa King Doloff and friends.
“Right Angles” explores serious subjects, such as the Islamization of the Middle East and delegitimization of Israel, with humor, candor and a twist.
Covering a real world perspective on the various topics associated with health and addiction issues people want to know about.
Andrea Poe is a veteran journalist, whose work has appeared in thousands of publications, including Town & Country, Marie Claire and Entrepreneur. She is the author of several books and her work has appeared in many others, including anthologies and college textbooks.
Andrea serves as editor of the Travel & Food section at The Washington Times Communities. Her love of travel has led her to cover everything from remote villages in the Andes to her hometown of New York, from Paris to Pittsburgh, from Beijing to the Bahamas. No matter where she travels, she likes to uncover the unusual and share with readers those often-overlooked aspects of a place and its people. She dubs her column Raven’s Eye as a nod to her illustrious (and, yes, infamous) relative, Edgar Allan Poe, a writer who knew more than a little something about the quirky and unique.
Andrea is also mother to Maxine, who was adopted from Vietnam in 2006, and is the inspiration for The Red Thread column on adoption at The Washington Times Communities. Andrea is currently at work on a book on international adoption.
In addition to her work as mother, writer and traveler, she is the founder and president of Media Branding International, a consulting firm that helps individuals and organizations craft and promote their image in media outlets around the globe.
Find Andrea at andpoe@Twitter, on Facebook and LinkedIn.