Hi! I'm Kelly.

As a writer, I've always been interested in family stories. When I heard of a Satanic cult in my family tree, I thought I'd found the story of a lifetime. Read more.

Stagnation, Begone!

Stagnation, Begone!

I finally finished the blog post for Ancestry that's been nagging at me for over a month. It came together in under an hour. Afterwards I felt buoyant with relief. Ready to tackle anything. I forget sometimes how energy can get trapped and stagnate and how good it feels to unblock.

Later I went out to lunch with a coworker who wanted to pick my brain about blogging. I told her about Squarespace and she told me about her recent venture into vlogging. We practically swooned over all the creative possibilities: to write, design, photograph and film! So many people are already sharing their stories and finding their way; why not us?

The New York Times finally wrote back. The editor said my essay was still on the list for publication. Not in February, but sometime. 

And so I wait, and write, and turn the possibilities over in my palm like pieces of sea glass, watching them shimmer.

27/365. Image of sea glass by Valerie Hinojosa and used under a Creative Commons license.

Flowers in January

Flowers in January

The Weight of Centuries Smothering Me

The Weight of Centuries Smothering Me