Kathy Knechtges
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Kathy Knechtges commented on L in the Southeast's blog post When Nothing Seems Good Enough
"friends reaching out in whatever way is exactly what she needed"
Dec 9, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on Allen "Skipper" Howlett (ASH)'s blog post IMAGINARY LETTER no. 4 (12/8/13)
"you show deep humility and generosity of spirit    perhaps you are now ready to love again"
Dec 9, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post Three Thoughts on Near East Antagonism
"one can only solve a problem like this when one is willing to look at both sides and see their point of view, as you have done here, one cannot remain a victim forever"
Dec 9, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on tr ig's blog post warm pics
"enjoyed this"
Dec 9, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on Con Chapman's blog post These Are a Few of My Least Favorite Things
"This had to be written. You should also publish it elsewhere!"
Dec 9, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on John Nesbit's blog post Three Weeks in Nepal
"You sound like such a devoted teacher! I was raised Catholic, but started Hindu meditation after college. It totally changed my life. I have immense respect for Eastern cultures! Did you see the new movie One Mile High--about a Taiwan youth who…"
Dec 6, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on Dicky Neely's blog post Big Wave
"I  love it. Especially because it is winter here."
Dec 6, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on OESheepdog's blog post Two Score and Ten Years Ago
"I guess there have been hundreds of books written about it.  And still no one fully understands what happened. I guess the Mafia and the CIA are expert at covering tracks if they were involved. Still no hard evidence that someone else was…"
Nov 22, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Unexpected - A True Story
"My husband was angry at his death. It was unexpected, but when I thought about it, I understood it.   Happy birthday!"
Nov 22, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on mary gravitt's blog post WILL FRANCE AND ISRAEL CREATE A 21ST CENTURY TREATY OF VERSAILLES?
"I am so tired of these endless little wars, and near wars."
Nov 22, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on Kathy Knechtges's blog post STILL (A poem for my husband who died last March)
"that is a nice comment I was very, very lucky. My life was not always lucky. thanks!  "
Nov 21, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on Con Chapman's blog post All the Charisma of a Shark
"very entertaining"
Nov 19, 2013
Lois Wickstrom commented on Kathy Knechtges's blog post Dealing With Shame Over Life's Mistakes.
"Shame implies you knew better and made a choice you knew would cause  problems if you got caught.  So, there are different types of mistakes.  There are the ones you genuinely thought were good choices and the ones you knew were bad…"
Nov 19, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on L in the Southeast's blog post Urban Decay and Feral Teens
"I love the title, and the last sentence in absolutely brilliant!"
Nov 19, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post 1960: The End of the World, 1963: the End of a Dream, a Long Goodbye & the Funeral
"We need to dream again. The country was still united by WWII, and there was more of a feeling of solidarity. We aren't perfect, but we need to feel proud again, and give up this defeatism."
Nov 19, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on Dicky Neely's blog post Scrooge Inc asks employees to donate food to poorer colleagues for the holidays!
Nov 19, 2013

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Writer and meditator with an Independent bent. Major interests are state of working people in America; manufacturing; unions;; immmigration;environment;meditation;the family
Have published in California and Midwest publications.

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STILL (A poem for my husband who died last March)

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 5:55pm 2 Comments


I could not see you actually leave 

on that sharp night of unexpected terror

that made you strange with discomfort, pain, horror and then exhaustion

your anger at having to die so suddenly enclosed you like a clear plastic case

I couldn’t get through it; I didn’t have time…


Dealing With Shame Over Life's Mistakes.

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 12:45pm 3 Comments


 A couple of years ago, I noticed that I would just wince psychologically when thinking about any mistake in my life ever, past or present. I want to always continually grow to be a better person, so my flaw meter is turned up pretty high.

But I realized this perfectionism can have a very destructive side. I still felt embarrassment for every mistake I had made, even decades ago! Wouldn't it be better for me to just try to forget these things?

I thought that, once my…



Posted on April 6, 2013 at 6:05am 5 Comments

No matter how much you expected it, it will still come as a shock.

There is nothing more agonizing that seeing someone you adore scared, uncomfortable, and in pain when they are dying.

It is hard to get that image out of your mind.

At one of the worst crises of your life, you will come home to an empty and silent house after being with another person constantly for years.

No matter how much you did for the dying person it will not seem like enough.



The Unexpected Joy of Family History Blogging!

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 12:44pm 5 Comments

As an older blogger, I am delighted to have just stumbled upon a new writing thrill. A younger cousin of mine recently suggested that I help form a private family history website on Facebook.

I had really been missing the huge clan we used to have in my hometown. My mother had six sisters and they were best friends. There were numerous cousins, with family picnics on Lake Michigan where all of us jumped the huge breakers while hanging on to a precarious section rope on the beach. And…


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At 10:49am on June 6, 2013, JMac1949 Today said…

Kathy, Thanks for your comments, please accept my friend invite and I can send you PM's. James

At 7:46am on December 17, 2012, Boanerges said…

Hi there, KK. Good to see you here.

At 11:34pm on November 29, 2012, Ron Powell said…

Hey! Remembers me?...Glad to see I familiar name...Hope all is well with you.  I'm looking forward to reading more of your wonderful posts here....

At 12:17pm on November 3, 2012, Poor Woman said…

Please remember to check your Friend Request queue. 


Peace to you!

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