An Observation of a Man

After a day of cutting down treesA day of killing and breathing in woodHe goes to the Home Depot,Ignores the Christmas trees lined up in the lot:All he needs is a new chainsaw.His wife asked him for a 12-pack of toilet paper,Lightbulbs, the good kind,And a few free paint sample cards because She wants to [...]

To Draw Like a Child

Children, when given a blank piece of paper, an array of colorful pencils, and are told to draw something, anything, usually start with scribbling in a yellow sun on one of the top corners of their little canvas. Then they will draw a thin strip of blue as the top border and a green strip [...]

The Misfortune of Growing Up

I recently came across one of my old diaries from when I was nine years old, and while reading my accounts of a vacation to Mexico, I concluded that children aren’t much different from adults. Although the diary dated back to almost a decade ago (it’s a miracle that I still have it), reading my [...]

Who is this “Kat” anyway?

As many of you have probably noticed, I offer very little information about who I am as a person beyond my writing on this blog. I sometimes wonder what mental image the people who read my blog have constructed of me with the help of my strange thoughts and ramblings. A shapeless, amorphous conglomeration under [...]

The Happy Book People (2.0)

Time seems to slow down When we’ve had too much of it Like an uninvited guest inside your head Useless comforts are the only pills we can take To rid ourselves of the reminder That the wonders of life Have been washed away with predictability Predictability is a poison It kills the surprise It grows [...]