Author Archives: Kathleen G. White

About Kathleen G. White

Kathleen White is a writer living on the edge of Puget Sound and sizing up the discrepancies.

Full Moon, September, 2016

It’s been a long busy summer, warmer and clearer than usual for the Pacific Northwest, and I’m still technically on my break.  But it’s also one of those years when, just as the last day of August clicked over to … Continue reading

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An Old Memory, a Correction, a Valentine

Sometimes you don’t know when it’s going to show up, or that it was even on its way. A couple of weeks ago I was standing in the wildlife shelter at nine AM, listening to our morning report.  It’s the … Continue reading

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September 5th: International Vulture Awareness Day

A text message pinged on the phone as I was making breakfast this morning: a friend in Seattle, a print artist–  “I just heard that it’s Vulture Awareness Day!  Thinking of you!” I was actually getting ready to leave for … Continue reading

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Listening to Crosby Stills and Nash on a Saturday Morning

I don’t think anyone would describe me as a traditionalist.  While I came from a perfectly solid, four-square 1950s American upbringing, as we headed into the space-race 1960s with great energy and hope, we ran into some serious snags.  It … Continue reading

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7-3-2014

It is the evening of the third of July and I am out walking with my dogs.  As the light starts to fade, the sounds of fireworks rise.  Muffled booms across the water, occasional cracks and rattles, small rehearsals for … Continue reading

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  For reasons I have never entirely understood, Easter remains a powerful holiday for me:  regardless of what I am doing, I’m aware that it is Easter, which leads to memories of growing up in Indiana, in a family mix … Continue reading

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Time On the Planet

Out here by Puget Sound, the weather has been classic; After a fairly dry and clear, if cold winter, the rains came in, and before we’d gotten through the first full week of March we’d set records for rainfall.  It’s … Continue reading

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December 21st, 2013

I woke up yesterday morning to about an inch of picturesque white snow;  it was heavy and wet, and pretty certain not to last past noon.  But the dogs larked around in it like rabbits before they came in for … Continue reading

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Princess: A Halloween Story, sort of

It is the evening of the Hunter’s moon and I am out walking my dogs as it rises.  When I get home I’ll try to get some work done but I’m looking forward to a hot bath.  I am pretty … Continue reading

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Grand Forest to Battle Point Park

Two years ago I took over a border-collie Belgian shepherd mix, a crossing, a trainer told me later, that isn’t great, because the two breeds are intense in opposing ways.  The family he came from should have had something more … Continue reading

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