The Road to Writing and Other Destinies

Sunflower Inn

By B K | April 2, 2018

I am more than excited to visit Almont, North Dakota (population 135) and stay at the Sunflower Inn on the 30th and 31st of May, 2018. The Sunflower Inn, built in 1906, became the Merchants’ Hotel in the 1920’s when it was operated by my grandmother, Tomine Teodine (Dena) Ramsland Bateman. Yes, she was Norwegian. […]


By B K | March 19, 2018

I’ve lived with my face for over 70 years, almost 73 to be exact. Not the exact same face, if you consider the chicken pox marks as a child, acne as a teen ager and again as a young adult, sun burns from using baby oil to “bake” next to a lagoon along with all […]

Life is an Adventure: From Reaction to Intention

By B K | January 30, 2018

I was reacting. After Scott passed away July 2017, my grief manifested itself by an exponential increase in habitual practices. Lists. I make lists and check them off. My daughters will confirm the list I made the week Scott passed was pages long and then some. Within two weeks, I saw an attorney about my […]

Bah Humbug

By B K | December 20, 2017

I was going to post only the “Bah Humbug” photo of Scott, taken several years ago on Christmas. That would be a false portrayal. Scott was not a bah humbug kind of guy. He could assume a character, as he did in the photo, but in general, when it came to how he felt about […]

A Year of Change

By B K | December 19, 2017

It’s been a year of change—a pivotal year. Changes have occurred beyond my sphere of influence and directly affecting my sphere of influence. While I don’t agree with certain shifting norms because of the 2016 presidential election, I applaud other responses that include women stepping to the forefront in leadership roles and speaking out about […]