The Road to Writing and Other Destinies


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 […]

Draw A Line

By BKA2016 | January 1, 2017

I finished reading a book created by my niece, Nicolette Harrington titled, Draw A Line: An Art Therapy Sketchbook. The book is intended for use by those going through cancer treatment. Nicolette’s poetic prose is a joy to read, filled with thought-provoking wisdom from her own experience with breast cancer. In the workbook, Nicolette encourages […]

2016 and A Road to Other Destinies

By BKA2016 | December 22, 2016

The highlight for me of 2016 was not the publication of my first novel, The Road To LaReta. It was a satisfying accomplishment, but other life events far outweighed the book. The time I spent with my sister, LaReta (Lore) from February through mid-June defines the year. Her final battle with bone cancer, although excruciating […]