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It's Hard to Be Creative Right Now

It's Hard to Be Creative Right Now

Endless time. Endless evenings open and distraction-free for me to work on my creative goals. The writer in me was giddy. Learn guitar…

But Do You Salsa?

But Do You Salsa?

Salsa here is huge. It's on the same level as plantains, rice, and the diversity of fruit. I probably should have known this prior to my…

Food Scene in Medellin, Colombia

Food Scene in Medellin, Colombia

Like all places, they have their own food scene, and Medellin is no different. The thing that has surprised me though, is how varied the…

7 Things in 7 Days: Medellin, Colombia

7 Things in 7 Days: Medellin, Colombia

I've been in Medellin for a week now. It's crazy how slow and fast the week went, too. My days have been filled with Spanish classes, work…

New Year, New Blog, New Place

New Year, New Blog, New Place

Welcome to the new The Making of Kate. Two things have happened since I last posted here. The first is that my website received a face-lift…

It was Summertime in Northern Michigan

It was Summertime in Northern Michigan

Lake Michigan is the best-kept secret, in my opinion, when it comes to summer destinations. It’s far off the list of most who seek the salty…

Published in NoVA Bards 2019 Poetry Anthology

Published in NoVA Bards 2019 Poetry Anthology

Published: "A Girl on the Beach in Salerno" and "An Airport in Rome in Early Morning." Click here to learn more about NoVA Bards.

Running Away vs. Seizing the Day

Running Away vs. Seizing the Day

“You’re just running away from your life.” “You’re afraid.” “You’re avoiding a decision.” How many times have I heard these words? How many…

The One About Regret

The One About Regret

I don’t think I have met anyone without regrets. To a certain degree, regretting things is part of the human pattern. They are the chances…