Child’s Play: How Creative Play Helped Unlock my Nonfiction Writing
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Child’s Play: How Creative Play Helped Unlock my Nonfiction Writing

Cleaver Magazine published my craft essay about my dollhouse project, creative play, and nonfiction. Also mentioned: Dr. Ruth, The Lonely Doll, Carl Jung, and Thumbelina. “An unintended consequence is that play has allowed me to see in metaphor and to “play out” problematic issues in a safe space, before and during various writing stages. It’s … Continue reading

O’ Father Where Art Thou?
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O’ Father Where Art Thou?

He was my father, or so I am told. He was 23-years-old when I was born. White, from an English background, graduated high school, went on to a two-year technical college and lived one town over from Peggy, my birthmother, in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He was an electrician’s mate in the Navy and his name was Dick Sanford. Peggy had listed his physical particulars on my non-identifying information (the paper trail a birthmother leaves Catholic Charities before surrendering her baby). In Peggy’s near-unreadable handwriting my birthfather was 6’5’; 200 lbs.; big frame, blue eyes, blond hair, fair skin.

She could have been describing my two sons. Continue reading