I wanted to share that I’ll be on a December 2 free panel called Writing Through the Holidays with some of my colleagues from the Westport Writers’ Wor…
Today I took Thea and Simon to Kent Falls. It’s a state park in the northwest corner of the state with an easy hike leading to an impressive series of …
(Kathy's Got a Sharp Knife!)
I have been thinking a lot about haunted houses and the uncanny and was very excited to have the chance to write about some of my favorite literary hau…
I slept fitfully last night, waking up what felt like every 10 minutes. Something mechanical beeped. The dryer? Nick was cleaning up Legos (thoughtful …
Twenty years ago this fall, I was starting college. Hoping (obsessively) to finally feel like I found my people, running cross country (also, unsurpris…
Yesterday I turned in an article and rewarded myself with this profile of Marilynne Robinson. I thought about it, and Robinson’s writing more generally…
One Friday afternoon this spring, Thea, Simon and I came home from a hike we’d done, this one much farther from home than our other isolated adventures…
It’s starting to feel like fall here, except of course it feels like bizarro-fall. My husband (a HS teacher) is back at work, attending zoom meetings w…
I’ve been listening to Jenny Ofill’s Weather this week on my runs. I usually listen to nonfiction (my absolute favorite is the very specific sub-genre …
Yesterday Thea and I finished The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I’ve been thinking a lot about if she might have been a little young for it. She int…
When we moved to Switzerland, I’d just learned to read in English. My school was French-speaking and run by draconian Swiss nuns who made us write in f…