Exactly three weeks ago on Friday I stood on stage in front of a large audience, reading something quite personal that I wrote in a language that isn’t my native tongue. Many years ag… Read More
This is not a “How To” post. Some of the other titles I’ve considered include: Knock Knock. Who’s There? Midlife Crisis and This May Be a Pre-Midlife Crisis… Read More
You may know me from such books as “Things That My Children Think About me Based on Stuff I Tell Them” (working title) and other famous books I imagined writing over the years. I… Read More
Once when I was eight or nine years old a hand grenade was thrown on the bus that I was on with my grandma, bus number 63, taking us home. For some strange reason I am not scarred by this e… Read More
Most people who choose to dedicate themselves to the academic study of Art History realize that their choice will open a lot of doors for them in the telemarketing world. A degree in Art His… Read More
There are certain recurring dates that I encounter at different corners of my life through same-day birthdays, anniversaries and less joyful events. I always thought that these dates carrie… Read More
Image credit: Unsplash; Averie Woodard “You know what an accent is, don’t you? It’s a sign of bravery” a friend chimed in on a Facebook discussion recently. After I i… Read More
Hey, you. Young Katia in a pretty typical state Remember being twelve years-old and having wise thoughts? Somehow traveling outside of your country for the first time, visiting your mother&r&hell…Read More
Today I was mentioning the name Zayn to my seven year-old. My eyes just about popped out when my husband casually chimed in: Oh, yes. There’s a very famous singer by that name. … Read More
Stuff I can relate to as a parent: anyone in a corset or practicing other forms of holding their breath. The struggle is… *faints* Stuff I cannot relate to as a parent: anything that… Read More
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