Category Archives: Creative Nonfiction

Podcast Episode 1: Carrie Hagen on The Kidnapping that Changed America

    On the afternoon of ┬áJuly 1, 1874, four-year-old Charley Ross and his older brother Walter played behind a stone wall near their home in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. When two men offered them candy and firecrackers, the boys got in the strangers’ wagon and went with them. Walter was released a short […]
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Hanson has Returned and Reminds me That I Used to Own a Hideous Sweater

One of my Facebook friends posted a new video from the band Hanson and asked, kinda jokingly, “Is it too late to be a Hanson fan?” “Yeah,” some people replied. When Hanson first emerged from the sea, in 1996 or so, I was a DJ at a tiny radio station in Northern New York. It […]
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