Waiting to Die

In the mid-to-late 20-teens, my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. By that time he was already starting to have mental slip-ups, enough that when he received the diagnosis, he seemed to promptly forget it. After twice having to tell him that he had the disease, my stepmom decided that maybe he didn’t need the reminders and just… Read More »

More stuff.

Here’s a general page of stuff I like. Much of this is pulled straight from my professional website, but I’m recreating it here so I can add whimsical stuff to it if I want… starting with a short list of a few blogs I like. Personal Blogs I like by people I like Nothing of Consequence by Gene… Read More »

Uncle Swen and the Doll

Between my mother and father, I had seven aunts and uncles: fourteen if you include their spouses. My folks moved across the country from Minnesota to California long before I was born and were strangely withdrawn from the families they had left behind. So even though I had a vast army of aunts, uncles, and cousins in the… Read More »

Dave’s Lemony Chickpea Soup

Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are a great source of fiber and protein. Combined with lemon juice, lentil thickener, chicken broth, and other ingredients, this is a hearty chickpea soup with a delicious broth. Ingredients Homemade chicken stock (made with Onion, Garlic, and Ginger) Thickener: Pigeon pea lentils, Celery Carrots Celery Peas Red pepper Tarragon Thyme Cumin Parsley… Read More »

The impact of travel

I travel a lot. I go on a lot of international trips for business, I travel to see Philip Glass performances, and I travel to see family and friends. I love to travel, but like Marley with his heavy chains, I am getting more and more concerned about my enormous carbon footprint.

On luggage and packing

If I travel four times in one year, that is a very light year. in 2019 I had 13 trips that involved getting on a plane, and in 2018 I had 7. While I hope not to repeat that 2019 schedule again, let’s just say this: I travel a lot. After your first half-dozen flights, you tend to… Read More »

Science audio books

I replaced NPR news with audio books in my morning routine when, in 2019, I decided the news was a depressing way to start my day. I decided to focus my listening to non-fiction, and, at least at first, science books. This post lists what I’ve been listening to.

Hi. I’m Kathleen.

I love to write. I’m opinionated, I’m a nerd, I travel a lot, I love to take and share photos, and, well, I have stuff to say. So I had to create this blog and, as long as I was at it, I thought I’d share my partner’s hand-crafted recipes, too. Here are the categories of my posts:… Read More »

Humility & Belief

When a matched set of LDS missionaries came to our door last year, my wonderful Dave invited them inside for a long chat. They kept in touch for a while after that, but eventually gave up on coaxing him into their fold. The exchange below was so lovely that I asked Dave’s permission to share it here. The… Read More »

Blog categories

Most blogs contain posts which are discrete stories are articles that, while they might share common topics, are intended to be read on their own, not as part of a linear progression. For these blogs, unless you have set up some order, the posts are in an unstructured row that your users can either read linearly or search… Read More »