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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…

Dream the Dream

Dream the Dream

Dream the dream. That one that you have been keeping close to your heart and only bringing out late at night when you are alone and the…

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking This is a strange topic to think about. There is something mystical in it’s existence and perhaps the power…

A Girl Walks into a Bar

A Girl Walks into a Bar

The other night, two friends and I watched a game at a local sports bar. It was one of those rare Saturday nights where it’s too cold to put…

Reverse Culture Shock is Real

Reverse Culture Shock is Real

Hello! after a year hiatus! Partially due to additional travel, figuring it out… but really just not having the ability to pull myself back…