Kathy Knechtges
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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....

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Peace to you!

At 10:12am on September 20, 2012, MarkinKentuckiana said…

Welcome to Our Salon, Kathy!

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Leaving the Purple House

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 15, 2019 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

As Luck Would Have It

Posted by Robert B. James on June 15, 2019 at 3:04pm 1 Comment

PreOP Poem

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 1:33pm 2 Comments

Fear of Being Sentimental

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Road Trip to Thunder Bay Postponed

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Kept the Memory

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Cutting Edge Not Vertical

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