Detouring around life’s snags and ruts

Detouring around life’s snags and ruts

I am scared and have been since I was a kid. Fear of new things, people and, most of all, the things people say about me. It’s disturbing that the sayings I remember most are from when I was fairly young. Such as the fact I needed to smile more, that I was selfish and...

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...