The Path

I recently have realized that, while I am fairly active thanks to the full time job and such, I have not been as active as I could be and have taken to brisk walking the paths and pavements of my little swath of the Midwest for some added exercise and a chance to get my […]

I’ve Got the Power

I tend to hyper-fixate on certain subjects and certain words from time to time. There was the time I learned all I could about the American Civil War (which still fascinates me to this day). There was the time I researched the Greek word λόγος (or logos) just because it was interesting. Get me talking […]

Just Checking In

Just yesterday, there was a tragedy in my neighborhood in my little swath of the Midwest.  A life was snuffed out, perhaps nefariously, though the details are not yet clear.  They may never be fully revealed, but that’s not my story to tell.  It’s also not the point of this little post. Friends who live […]

You’ve Got This

Often, when someone is doubting their abilities to do something, usually out of the ordinary, someone inevitably tells them; “Don’t worry, you’ve got this!” But what is the “this” that one’s got? Often, the “this” is a task or challenge that might seem difficult. It’s an obstacle in the way, or a mentality one cannot […]

It’s been a wild and crazy year

One year ago, I started a new project…. I started actively blogging on this very site. I had started blogs in the past, notably the genealogical history blog I still write on Blogger, but I hadn’t actively aimed to do more than a post a month or so. My goal with this blog wasn’t really […]

Change the Voices in Your Head

I have a confession to make. While others see me as beautiful and kind, it’s hard for me to see it. My other half will attest to this. While there are days I feel absolutely gorgeous in my own skin, there are still days where I can hear some ugly voices from my past. When […]

Gratitude

Yesterday, I attended the evening portion of my church’s camp retreat at our denomination’s campground out in the country in our little swath of the Midwest. I had a chance to be out in nature, where my cell phone had no reception and I was able to just recharge my soul in the company of […]

Free Novel This Weekend!

I often hear: “K. S., I think it’s cool you’re writing. I want to read one of your books….” I also hear questions like “Why aren’t you famous yet?” and “How many books have you sold?” and “Are you even trying to sell your books?” Here’s your chance to help me become famous AND read […]

It takes a village

I am a firm believer in the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” After all, while I don’t have children of my own to raise, I was raised by parents who readily accessed a handful of people to help us out as needed. Aunts and uncles lovingly sent me gifts. Grandparents, both […]

Rains

This summer, my little swath of the Midwest has been having some drought-like conditions. For most of the summer, precipitation was scarce. Yes, we had a storm here or there, but not enough to do more than moisten the ground before the dry warmth of the summer sun baked it up again. But this past […]