Hi, I’m Kathy, a writer and visual artist, who has lived with my partner Sara, an international aid worker, in both Vietnam and Haiti. We’re currently call Cuenca, Ecuador home.
This blog explores the “event horizons” I’ve lived. It documents my encounters on the edge–living in underdeveloped countries, living with the challenges of bipolar disorder (an illness I was diagnosed with more than 20 years ago), and living as a child in an organized crime family—in a home that was repeated raided by the FBI. Even the art I create straddles a virtual event horizon where trash becomes craft and junk becomes joy.
I’ve taught writing at Oral Roberts University, as well as more recently at the University of Kentucky, where I founded a service-learning program called Writers without Borders. Currently, I’m writing a memoir whose working title is Kids Make the Best Bookies.