Chronic Pain Diaries, Extra Life, Fundraising, Uncategorized

Extra Life 2017 – Fundraising

This Saturday, November 4th, 2017, I will be buckling down for another 24 hours of gaming misadventures, all for the Alberta Children's Hospital. I could give you the same schpeel I do every year; this was my home away from home, where I had 4 of my 5 spinal surgeries, where a pseudo-father figure surgeon… Continue reading Extra Life 2017 – Fundraising

Random, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

The Skeletal Bird – Now Available!

This post is an unfortunate month late, but that is what happens when you try to balance work with writing and a whole other sundry of fun activities! Book 2 of The Code Series is now available for purchase at the finest Amazon retailer near you! That includes Kindle (Huzzah!) I'm very proud of the… Continue reading The Skeletal Bird – Now Available!

Open Letter, Uncategorized

An Open Letter to Ken King “You can’t emotionally blackmail that which is already dead inside.”

Recently, Ken King decided to double down on the crazy pills vis a vis CalgaryNext. Presumably that means KathleenNOW is off the table. Dear Ken King, I can only imagine the frustrations you must be grappling with in the face of our refusal to indulge your petty desire for more hookers and cocaine. It is difficult,… Continue reading An Open Letter to Ken King “You can’t emotionally blackmail that which is already dead inside.”

Open Letter

An Open Letter to Swanson Steamfresh products “The Age of Sauce Is Upon Us”

Thought: Why do we call them 'Corn Mazes'? What fool overlooked the hilarious opportunity for it to be a "Maize Maze"? Dear Swanson Steamfresh, As I write this I am witnessing my husband's face contort in a wildly amusing way. I might say I could have told you so to him, but that would only… Continue reading An Open Letter to Swanson Steamfresh products “The Age of Sauce Is Upon Us”

Guest Blog, Open Letter

An Open Letter from Shawna Yanke to Freedom “Sort of Like If You Take Things They Are Technically Free” Mobile

This week's open letter is from Shawna Yanke to Freedom Mobile. Shawna is upset. Shawna did not write the title. I did. I think 'Freedom Mobile' is a silly name. So is Wind. You might as well have named it "Basically Bell Mobile". At least the consonant repetition would have tickled my tongue. An Open… Continue reading An Open Letter from Shawna Yanke to Freedom “Sort of Like If You Take Things They Are Technically Free” Mobile

Chronic Pain Diaries, Reflection, Uncategorized

Chronic Pain Diaries “The Luckiest”

I'm lucky, I'm lucky, I'm lucky. It's a mantra that I force myself to live by. I am lucky. I am well-adjusted. I'm okay. I repeat it every day religiously because if I don't, if I miss a moment of it, I run the risk of revolving into something heinous. It's a something that is… Continue reading Chronic Pain Diaries “The Luckiest”

Open Letter, Random, Satire, Uncategorized

An Open Letter to Andrew, Who Just Wanted to Share a Quote

You might remember Andrew. Andrew emailed me again, this time to share a quote: "You've got to let it go and say it was the best I could do at that time and place in my life. You hope that the thing you're doing next is a little bit better." -Todd McFarlane Here is Katarina… Continue reading An Open Letter to Andrew, Who Just Wanted to Share a Quote

Podcast, Random, Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

Happy New Year – Introducing the Idiomatic Podcast (Coming Soon)

I haven't met some of my closest friends in person. I've only spoken to one or two of them through Skype, and another handful on text message. But I love them.I love talking to them about writing and reading and the triumphs and failures of the craft. And for a while I've been playing with… Continue reading Happy New Year – Introducing the Idiomatic Podcast (Coming Soon)

Open Letter, Uncategorized

An Open Letter to Andrew, Who Wants Me to Sign a Petition

Andrew sent me this forward. I don't think I know Andrew. I know some Andrews but I don't think I know this one. Hi, Today—just one week before the Electoral College meets to formally elect our next president—a bipartisan group of electors sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper demanding an… Continue reading An Open Letter to Andrew, Who Wants Me to Sign a Petition