About Me,Age,Choices,Courage,Future,Life,Love Yourself,Time

The Coat of Me

What color is my coat? Green? No. I do not like green.But is it magic? Yes.Wool? No.Waterproof? Yes, when it needs to be.Hurt-proof? Yes, when it can be.(For without water or hurt, we do not grow.)Warm? In winter or when I want it to be.Buttons? Yes. Big FUN buttons.What does it remind me of? My mom.How does it make me feel? Authentic.The best thing about it? It is my only coat! I don’t need twelve. It has an endlessness to it. A timelessness. I wore it young and I wear it old. It is young Kathryn. Old Kathryn. All Kathryns:...

Things You Can’t Get Back

TimeYour kids as childrenThoughtless wordsYouth (different from time in a way)Virginity I was going to put innocence on the list, but I think older people can circle back to being innocent in their senility. The other things on the list we should think about before we toss them away.
About Me,Birth,Chances,Identity,Life,Lucky,Time,Wonder

Where Are You From?

I am from the stars. Dust. Silver-striped meteorites blown to bits by a goddess’s rage at being shunned by her lover. He left in the middle of the night the day before yesterday in cosmic time, which could have been before the earth existed. Or it could have been a second ago. I am from the beach. Sand. Washed ashore with kelp around my waist, starfish nibbling at my toes. My scalp teems with tiny organisms that lived there until now. They try to scamper back to the salty sea, yet their microcosmic feet tangle in my hair. I am from the mountains. Rock. From high...

Checking Boxes

I took Seth Godin's altMBA class. It had been on my list since 2017! Yay. I finally took it. Check. Photo by Ivan Bertolazzi on Pexels.com I wanted a one-and-done. I wanted the magic ticket from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The golden ring on the Merry Go Round. You’d think I was old enough to know that checking a box and doing the work are two different things. I checked the box. The checked box stares at me. I stare back. We know one of us will lose.“I have to go on to the next box,” I say.The...
About Me,Choices,Life,Lucky,Time


I went to a micro-memoir workshop this last weekend at the Southern California Writers Conference. What is a micro or flash-memoir? Short lives? No, Judy Reeves, author and memoirist actually says that mini-memoirs can be anything from sentences to short paragraphs, and combined into works of various sizes from small books to larger works, usually with a theme. So, I didn't even know it was a genre. It is! There are tons of people who write and publish micro memoirs. Beth Ann Fennelly, for instance, published Heating & Cooling--52 Micro-Memoirs (Norton & Co. 2017). There are dozens of others. Who...


How old am I today? "Age doesn't matter."Les Snead, General Manager of the Rams talking about then 30-year-old Ram's Head Coach Sean McVay Let me start by saying I am not a football junkie. In fact, I largely limit my viewing to the Super Bowl. But as we find out, the Head Coach for one of this year's Super Bowl teams, the Rams, was 30 years old when he was hired. He is now a whopping 33. So let me say this about that. Age is a number. A state of mind. I could be seven. I could be ninety-nine....


  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1880"] Photo by Willian Was on Pexels.com[/caption] I Wish You Enough I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. 
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
 I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting. I wish you enough pain so even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
 I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
 I wish you enough hellos to get you...

Leave Room in Your Suitcase

[caption id="attachment_media-15" align="alignleft" width="401"] Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com[/caption] So, did you think this post was going to be about travel? Great. It is. But, it's not. Hopefully, we are all going somewhere. However, we are not always going on vacation. Or going out of town. Or going on a safari, per se. We are, however, traveling through life. We need to have our suitcase packed, our selves ready, open, and available to step, fly, jump, and fall forward into the next place. Our metaphorical bags should always be packed, as in why slow down to throw in a toothbrush...