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Author Archive | Kate Edstrom
I never imagined the mere mention of three seemingly benign letters would make my blood pressure skyrocket. “PCS,” or Permanent Change of Station for all of you non-military folk, is the perpetual state of nomadism. We military families experience it on the reg. Did my reminder of it just make you run to the kitchen and […]
“Hey Girl! (I use this phrase when I don’t really know someone but am attempting to be simultaneously breezy and familiar.) Remember me?” Nope. As I sat on my kitchen floor shamefully attempting to hide behind an open cabinet so I could eat the last three bites of a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Half […]
There has been a lot of talk about “Fake News” lately. But I can attest to the fact that the Internet has been lying to me for years. Many of my Facebook friends have been circulating highly edited photographic propaganda which has resulted in extreme stress and feelings of inadequacy. The scourge I […]
“You’re really hard on her,” my friend told me. I knew it was true, and I knew it was awful. This was almost four years ago, and I can recall it as clearly as the block of cheese I ate for lunch. We were stationed in Italy and my dear friends and I had […]
I have been referred to as a “Crazy Dog Lady” no less than a dozen times. There is a significant list of people who have found it necessary to tell me that talking to dogs instead of people is not normal. Whatever. Dogs are unfailingly thrilled to simply be in the presence of their people. I cannot think […]