Tag: childhood

Fun, Play

How Did I Forget to Have Fun?

Fun Stuffed Bear

I recently spent some time cleaning out my parent’s attic and sorting through the remains of my childhood toys. Lego, action figures, dolls, Weebles, Fisher-Price Little People, Hot Wheels, and stuffed animals dominated, although there were also plenty of games and puzzles. Even some of my bath toys survived! When I looked through the piles, …

Creativity, Reading, Writing

“Where Does the Writing Thing Come From?”

Writing childhood

Recently someone asked me this question at a party: “Where does your writing thing come from? Like, is it genetic or something?” After I stopped laughing over the notion of a “writing thing,” I realized that I didn’t have a ready answer. It’s not something I’ve thought about. Writing is simply a fact of life …