The Road to Writing and Other Destinies

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 […]

When the House Gets Too Quiet

By B K | September 2, 2017

When the house gets too quiet, I find a way to quell the silence. “Alexa, play music.” Invariably, the small electronic tower sitting on my kitchen counter plays the Elvis station—some of Scott’s favorite music. He’s been gone since the 3rd of July. Scott left us on the 30th of June, but I couldn’t let go until […]

Ants and HGTV

By B K | June 18, 2017

Ants. I fought them off all morning—sugar ants, moisture ants, damn ants, whatever you want to call them—but give them credit for persistent. While thousands (well…maybe a hundred) stuck to my granite counter, the wall and floor where I ended their lives with spray and without regret, once I sat down in the kitchen to […]