honest scrap

By Kate / May 25, 2009 /

Okay, I have been meaning to do this for weeks and weeks and weeks. The lovely Shannon at It’s Never Too Late…To Be What You Might Have Been passed the Honest Scrap Award on to me months ago, and I’m finally passing it on, as well. The Honest Scrap Award is given to blogs that…

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two masters

By Kate / May 19, 2009 /

Just in case you’ve been worrying about my cough, wondering if I made it through Bernard Cooper’s reading on Friday night without hacking up a lung, I’ll tell you right away that I did. I *did not* begin to cough so hard and relentlessly that I threw up, as I did, say, earlier on Friday,…

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good enough moms

By Kate / March 14, 2009 /

Hey, I wanted to let you know that I’m going to be the guest on the Good Enough Moms show on FM107.1 tomorrow, March 15th, from 1-2 p.m. I’ll be talking about writing and teaching and motherhood. Listen if you can. (It will be streaming online, as well.) And after the show I’m going to…

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By Kate / February 27, 2009 /

I am so humbled by Cribsheet’s post today. Kay and May have been such stalwart supporters of my students, my teaching, and my writing. I am honored. Thank you, ladies! Thank you.

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why write?

By Kate / February 17, 2009 /

AWP was amazing and exhausting. When D and the girls picked me up at the airport Saturday night, I squeezed myself in back between Stella and Zoë, and I gave Stella a huge hug, kissing her repeatedly. She went on and on with “Mama, I missed you,” and “I love you,” and “I’m so glad…

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reporting from awp

By Kate / February 13, 2009 /

I slept for six and a half hours straight last night! Heavenly. I wish I could have slept even more, but I had to get up and pump. I’ve been pumping and pumping and pumping, which, I’ll admit, has surprised me. I knew still Zoë nursed a lot at night, but I didn’t realize how…

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eat, drink, and blog

By Kate / January 29, 2009 /

On Monday night, I had the opportunity to be part of a panel of local folks talking about blogging. The meeting was hosted by the Twin Cities writing/networking group Eat, Drink and Get Published and moderated by Jason DeRusha, who writes Jason’s DeBlog on The panelists included Stephen Regenold of The Gear Junkie, Kay…

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glued to the television

By Kate / January 20, 2009 /

I’m sitting in front of the television, getting chills from the power of collective hope. Oh how I wish I were in D.C. right now!!

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blog love

By Kate / December 10, 2008 /

Sista GP at a southern thang awarded me the Uber Amazing Blog Award last week. Thank you, Sista! I’m honored! Now I must nominate five (or six) other blogs for the award. This is difficult for me because I love so many blogs, but here it goes: speak softly—what can I say? Whether Vicki is…

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tonight! don’t miss it!

By Kate / December 3, 2008 /

This year’s Mother Words reading will feature the writing of my very talented Mother Words students, past and present. Who: All mothers and friends of mothers When: Wednesday, December 3, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave. S.E., Osseo, MN The reading is free and open to the public, and…

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