The Road to Writing and Other Destinies

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 […]


By B K | April 25, 2017

My half-brother, Raymond Frances (Corky) Whitney passed away April 3rd, 2017. He was 86 years old. Nine months ago, June 14, 2016, my half-sister, LaReta Lois (Lore) Bateman Curtis died of cancer. She was 80. Corky was known for being an honest man, hardworking and caring. Although we didn’t see much of each other, I’ll […]

Foolish Choices

By B K | February 26, 2017

Choices made about men in my young adult years remind me of a book written in the mid-80s, Smart Women/Foolish Choices by Drs. Cowen and Kinder. Yes, I finally read it after making a lot of mistakes. Those unwise choices still haunt me and make it difficult to write my memoir, From Australia With Love. I […]

It Was A Month

By B K | February 13, 2017

It was a month! It was a month ago that my husband, Scott, entered the University of Washington Medical Center, a teaching hospital, for what we hoped would be an overnight stay. While there are risks associated with the placement of heart stents, we never anticipated what was to follow. Writing blog and Facebook posts […]