Who We Can Be

Change, Choice, Character

“Change is made of choices, & choices are made of character.” Those are the words of poet Amanda Gorman from her poem “We Write” in her book Call Us What We Carry. I want to connect this idea of…

Read More


A few days ago I started rereading Becoming Wise by Krista Tippett. I had started this book when it first came out in 2016. I don’t remember why I stopped reading it. Today it seems even more relevant and connects beautifully with this month’s theme, Power. Krista shares the…

Read More


Ants! Last fall our home, starting in our kitchen, seemed to be invaded by ants. We have lived here for nearly 30 years and ants have never been a problem. Before Christmas, we even hired a pest control company to help eradicate them. But, they have returned and we have found them…

Read More

Inspired by a Poet

Reading one poem a day is a new habit I started to develop last year. I am currently reading poems by Amanda Gorman who became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at the inauguration of an American president. On January 20, 2021, the inauguration of…

Read More


“Faith is believing what you haven’t seen.” That’s how Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, defined faith in his November 2021 interview by Krista Tippett.  Stevenson also stated that educating oneself is an action item. Today with democracy under daily…

Read More

Who Can We Be As We Look Toward 2022?

2021, like 2020, was not an easy year in so many ways! My posts during the second half of this year focused on the devastating effects of the climate crisis to our planet, like the temperature of 116 degrees experienced in Portland, Oregon on June 28. Though the pandemic is not over…

Read More

Kathie’s Blog Archive: