Author Archives: Kate

Crickets

This morning I got up about an hour and a half before my alarm. I was awake and the cats knew I was awake so there was no point in faking it. So, I went about my business and did … Continue reading

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Recipes I’ve Tried 2

This week, I foolishly tried a whole bunch of recipes that didn’t involve my slow cooker.   That was a mistake.   But, I did have a revelation because of this and I’m going to carry it forward: I get … Continue reading

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Kindness

Way back in 2011, I read Loving-Kindess by Pema Chödrön. I can’t say that I’ve thought much about it this book since then. But, recently, as a practice it has come up. Sometimes, Staying still, being quiet and being present … Continue reading

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Recipes I’ve tried

In an effort to be an adult, I paid the money back in April for my very own CSA share with the lovely Porter Farms. I thought to myself, “hey! I can support a local farm! And, make sure I … Continue reading

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Looking at my knitting

So, I started a project in the dark days of winter simply because I wanted something bright to look at. I started a garter trap. Everything about the project was strategic. I picked annoyingly bright yarn from my stash. It … Continue reading

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Hippies

I’ve always had a bend towards what I like to call the dirty hippie lifestyle. I’ve baked my own bread, canned vegetables. I continuously brew kombucha. And, I’m obsessed with aromatherapy. But, I am also very disdainful of this lifestyle … Continue reading

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The First Rule of Yarn Club

Is that you talk about yarn. The second rule of yarn club is that you think about yarn. The third rule of yarn club is that obsess about yarn. Yarn. So, anticipating that this year would be a difficult year … Continue reading

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Out of Work and Unheard

I’ve been thinking a lot about this article

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Framing and Understanding Discussions

A friend of mine teaches a general world history course to college Freshmen. She was recently telling me about a frustrating incident where she was teaching about context and understanding historical events but one of her students wanted to show … Continue reading

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Watery Habits

Coffee and tea are staples of my diet. They are part of my morning and afternoon rituals. There is something peaceful about drinking a cup of hot coffee or tea that I find relaxing. They are good places to start … Continue reading

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