True Confessions

Remember the magazine True Confessions? As an adolescent, I sneaked my sister-in-law's copies of True Confessions to the creek banks. I'm not sure why I thought I had to take them to the creek behind the home where she and my brother lived, but I did.   The words "true confessions" have been playing havoc with my mind…

What Is Creative Nonfiction Anyway?

As my writing and blogging gained momentum, I would see the phrase "creative nonfiction" used to classify an essay which, to me, was clearly memoir, or a book similarly characterized. For the life of me, I could not understand the need for separation of the two.Until . . .I began to dig for an explanation…

A Day in the Life | Retirement 2006 (Episode #3)

Continuing with creative nonfiction shorts in my series, A Day in the Life.Retirement 2006Recent events involving the family of my former managing attorney brought back many memories of my almost 15 years spent working with him and watching his family grow. At the same time, I was treated to casual reminiscences with other attorneys and their wives…