One of the most therapeutic things I’ve found in my lifetime is writing. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t putting pen to paper in an effort to get all of these emotions out of my head. Here are some of my creative non-fiction pieces.
When I was diagnosed with depression, the doctor – my father – told me with painstaking logic that it would have been easier if I’d just broken my arm. He said that at least then people would be able to see the brokenness rather than it be something only I could feel. I nodded as […]
This is an excerpt from the book I wrote with my father about this life entitled, “Living Without Limits.” We knew guns. Ever since we were little boys, my brother and I knew the smooth feeling of a rifle against a rough palm. The glint of the sun would tear up our eyes and my […]
She reached out her hand and pulled me into the water. “There’s no way to the other side but through…” She was right. The path to our Thai home was overcome by deep swirls of water. The Tuk Tuk driver had dropped us at the edge of the dark road with only a “tsk” under […]
“An excerpt from the book I wrote about my father’s life entitled ‘Living Without Limits’” 1969 “Naartjie… Can you hear me?” His whisper snaked around the silent room. “Uh huh,” I sniffled as big tears rolled down my cheeks and hit the pillow. I felt so small in such a big world. The pounding of […]