Yes, this is the facial expression Katherine makes on first dates. If any sad, widowed men are interested in spending time with a gal that will never inspire them to replace their hearing aid batteries, she’s single and living in Portland, Oregon!

Katherine is a recovering “Type A” personality. Always the overachiever, she reached midlife crisis ten years early and recently dumped her career in healthcare for the pursuit of happiness. When she is not contemplating her place in the Universe or reading Brené Brown, you can find her enjoying true crime stories at her local coffee shop. Oh, we’re not telling you what coffee shop. Though, she’s never had a stalker…

Writing and humor are a life-long passion for Katherine (she's too lazy to go skiing) and you are invited laugh along as she figures out this life and happiness thing.

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A few weeks ago I was perusing the Self-Help section of my local bookstore. An unsuspecting employee mistook me as someone capable of “normal” social interaction and asked if I needed any help. I waved dramatically at the shelves and replied, “Oh, so much.”  I’ve unsuccessfully searched Amazon and the dark web for niche books that suite my Self-Help needs. My online shopping cart remains empty, and so I am forced to go outside and accost bookstore employees with my unwanted theatrics.

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Americans have an unusual relationship with jeans. Technically I’m an American; I was born here and currently reside in this United States of ‘Merica, but I don't connect with certain pastimes such as loving jeans. Pajama jeans yes, but ‘ol demin without an elastic waistband is blacklisted along with decaf coffee and the coffee enema trend. Being a pear-shaped lady, even at my thinnest, my lower half rejected jeans. There was a brief moment where big booties were accepted into

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Historically, the New Year has been a time for contemplation, goal setting, and ample self-loathing. The New Year also pressures individuals to meet face to face, often in a public space, with an unspoken expectation (or in my case, specific instructions) to change out of pajamas and wear “normal” clothing. And you may not even like these anti-pajama people - keep pouring that champagne! Life is short, especially in my family due to pesky genetic dispositions. Over the years I’ve politely said

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Men can be Silver Foxes, but can women? Popular culture is without a complimentary term for women with grey hair. Correction: there is no term aside from “old hag” and “frumpy cat lady” that describes women with grey hair. Perhaps I am wrong. I would very much like to be wrong. Please correct me! Men age like a fine wine, or perhaps a European cheese. In stark contrast, women’s aging is described in terms of rotting fruit. These are the

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