I Will Not Wallow: Whales, Baked Goods, and Peru

I Will Not Wallow: Whales, Baked Goods, and Peru

My name is Kat. I think I look a little bit like a librarian. Most people think I look a little bit like a 16 year old. Or, in one particular instance, a middle school student. Me I really like overalls and wearing multiple plaid shirts. At once. Also, I think this...

A Few Words on Existence and the Onward March of Time

A Few Words on Existence and the Onward March of Time

I am tucked away in the corner of a coffee shop: observing, thinking, writing. I don’t know how many times they’ll let me get away with starting my stories this way. It seems to begin here most days. It used to be a café and bakery in the early hours before work. Over...

Hacking Life In A New City Alone: An Extensive Guide

Hacking Life In A New City Alone: An Extensive Guide

Life alone in a new city is a rough prospect. We’re all out here trying to make it, looking for tips on how to make this work as best we can. Trust me – I’ve moved to new cities plenty of times by now, and quite often alone. It can be rough but the results can also be...

The Existential Crises of Living in Constant Change

The Existential Crises of Living in Constant Change

The stars shine bright in the night. It’s hot out, the humidity and heat means that my shirt is soaked with sticky sweat. The search for meaning haunts the active mind. What did today bring? What will come of tomorrow? How did I arrive here from yesterday? The...

Fighting Your Inner Kraken: The Battle For Your Soul

Fighting Your Inner Kraken: The Battle For Your Soul

I've been fighting a battle. I have only just now reached my ink and paper to relate to you my feelings. My stories. My thoughts. It seems that the kraken is real. It manifests itself in each of us. We each have our own kraken, one that feeds on our innermost fears....

Are you interesting?

Are you interesting?

You want to know why your life is lame. You worry that you're not cool enough. You're concerned that folks out there find you boring. Well... maybe you are boring. Sorry, but that's the cold, harsh truth. You spend most of your time making monotonous, boring...

If You Teach A Man To Build A Table

If You Teach A Man To Build A Table

This is it! It’s a brand new year. This is the year you will finally accomplish your resolutions. This is the year you will break out of the loop. This is the year... Oh, who are we kidding? That’s what we said last year. We all know we’re going to fail. We’re going...