When I . . .

When I . . .

“Don’t wish your life away Kaatee.” It’s what my German grandfather always said when he caught me wishing for some future time to arrive when I would get a new pony or get out of school for the summer or stop seeing zits in the mirror (on my face) or finally get my...
Being Careful

Being Careful

So I’m washing the dishes this morning. Usually I clean the kitchen the night before, but I’d created such a pile-up in the sink and was out of it after a long day editing and then sunning and swimming at the beach that I just left it and tottered off to bed. How can...
If I were a Cat

If I were a Cat

If I were a cat my life would be totally different. I would be told at least 400 times a day that I am beautiful, gorgeous, exquisite, smart, amazing, and awesomely graceful … Did I mention beautiful? I would have a dozen affectionate nicknames, like “sweet...
Getting Soft

Getting Soft

Little did I know when this photo was taken in front of the temple of Apollo at his temple complex in Delphi, that less than 24 hours later I would have a vision of the Bringer of Light himself while I was hiking up on Mount Parnassus. That astonishing encounter...
OUR GOD

OUR GOD

I have a confession to make – I listen to Christian rock music.  The melodies are usually gorgeous (they’re actually melodies!) and often inspire chills. The words are frequently incredibly inspiring, giving encouragement to leave the ego behind, to trust in a higher...