Memory Fades

There is a fifth season. Autumn has its golden light and breezes that sift away bright leaves. Winter has its dreary skies, slick roads and frozen windshields. Spring births greenery and multicolored blooms, brand new allergies. Then there is Summer’s damp blanket heat and late concerts of insects wanting more. Weather forecasters don’t mention the […]

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How To

How do you get over this? How do you go through the motions of being a responsible adult? Pay the bills, clean the kitchen … carry on as if you didn’t just create a living breathing multi-faceted heart racing story rich with blood and bones and human foibles. How do you step away from the […]

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Quiet Mornings

A slow waking backyard, a city street abandoned before dawn of all its revelers, laborers, and commuters — the emptiness is motivational, inspiring, refreshing as baptismal waters. I covet the hope of such stillness returning to me daily. True creativity was a mystery to me until the opportunity arose to sit in utter silence. A […]

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Daily Self-Check

Why does that particular thing make me angry? Am I totally in the right to speak up about it? What’s the most effective way to speak up about it? Recently I listened to a Ted Talk in which a psychotherapist stated being diplomatic is essentially putting lying into practice, that diplomacy is in fact the […]

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I Finally Did Something With That Thing

So, I set up an Instagram account two years ago … Today seemed a good day to start playing with it. Most of the photographs at kathygeneration are taken with my favorite toy, a Nikon D3400, but when in a pinch I pull out the handy dandy Galaxy S8. There are plans in the works to do […]

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New Publication At Underfoot Poetry

It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of saying this, y’all: My work is being shown in an online lit mag!  Thanks to a friendly nudge from a fellow poet, I submitted work to the “Confession” feature happening over at Underfoot Poetry. Have a read through of the site when you get a chance, […]

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Poetry Relaunch & New Fiction

Thanks to the help of a writerly friend I was able to relaunch my two poetry collections via Draft2Digital which makes the books available on several venues, including Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Amazon, and Scribd. In all formats the poetry collections view best on tablets/e-readers rather than smaller devices, but I can’t really fuss […]

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Reading, Writing, Listening

I’ve often mentioned my fondness for nonfiction audio books read by their authors—still loving to indulge in authors’ voices at every opportunity. This week I have Charles Krauthammer’s Things That Matter to finish. Throughout the introduction I might have shouted WOW three or more times. Krauthammer was a journalist, psychiatrist, “non conservative commentator”, proponent of […]

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