Author Archives: katewanders11

I’m back! New perspectives.

It’s been awhile. I let myself have a long break, I needed it, there has been a lot going on. Plus my computer screen was broken, and took awhile to remedy. Let me bring you up to speed. My job … Continue reading

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Why do we punish people for being poor?

Many articles have been written on this topic from a variety of perspectives, I might as well add mine. Fact: America, as a society, is increasingly criminalizing poverty. I know many people will disagree with this, the argument is that … Continue reading

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A year in paradise

Its been almost a year since we packed up and left California behind to come to beautiful Hawaii. This has been a year of self reflection for me. I have had to confront truths that I’ve been pretending not to … Continue reading

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Feel the beat

In the latest edition in the saga of facing challenges and stress, I bring you the musical number. Andy and I are taking Salsa lessons. Yes you read that right, the couple that rented a jukebox in lieu of dancing … Continue reading

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Ignoring your Privilege is Unacceptable

I have written about privilege before, but I will do so again. This country is rapidly devolving into a place I cannot be proud of, or maybe the idea that it ever was is a sign of my own privilege. … Continue reading

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Prioritizing Motivation and Embracing Neglect

I have neglected this blog in a way I had sincerely hoped I wouldn’t. I have had a lot going on in life recently, I have been, frankly, exhausted. My writing energy has gone to writing letters to some I … Continue reading

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There is a difference between a symbol and a dream

This has always been more than a day off for me, and I say that not just because I chose to work today. As a kid it was more than a long weekend, although, truthfully on the day itself the … Continue reading

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