kario

I am a writer, wife, and the mother of two lovely girls who lives in the Pacific Northwest. I love reading, cooking, yoga, animals, my family, and writing.  I've written a manuscript about women who make difficult reproductive choices, am working on a memoir of the time my husband and I spent two months in Europe with our two toddlers, and write book reviews for Elevate Difference, a feminist website.  I have also been published in BuddhaChick Life Magazine.  I hope to publish my first manuscript sometime this year and am currently agent-hunting.  My passions are women's rights, women's health, equality for all, and education.  

My Blogs

Occam's Razor and the Lure of Technology

I learned about Occam's razor in a college philosophy course and it made a strong impression on me. At the time, I was strictly a science major - biology and chemistry - and the idea appealed to me. ...more

Occam's Razor and the Lure of Technology

I learned about Occam's razor in a college philosophy course and it made a strong impression on me. At the time, I was strictly a science major - biology and chemistry - and the idea appealed to me. According to...more

The Trick of Time

The past couple of weeks (and the next week or so, as well) can only be characterized as volcanic. Most of the time, my life moves along at the same pace, even with minor changes in routine, and while I know that time is marching on and things are changing incrementally, imperceptibly, I have accepted that one day I will look back and be astonished at how far we've come from one place or another. ...more

The Trick of Time

The past couple of weeks (and the next week or so, as well) can only be characterized as volcanic. Most of the time, my life moves along at the same pace, even with minor changes in routine, and while I know that time is marching on and things are changing incrementally, imperceptibly, I have accepted that one day I will look back and be astonished at how far we've come from one place or another. And then there are times when it feels as though I am lost in an unmanned capsule hurtling through space at the speed of light en route to a destination I knew about but somehow didn't realize was so close.Eve graduated from 8th grade last night ....more

The Bubble Effect (or Why I Choose the Women's Funding Alliance)

Photo copied from Patty Murray's Facebook page I just got back from having lunch with Washington State Senator Patty Murray and Massachusetts State Senator Elizabeth Warren. ...more

Inspired to Create

Every so often, I am weighed down by my passions, or at least the things I choose to pay attention to more closely. And while I dearly love reading and listening to the radio, seeking out current information on topics that stoke that passion for me (food, reproductive rights, women's civil liberties, education, healthcare, etc.), from time to time I become weary of the complexities. Last night our book club had a fascinating discussion prompted by the book...more

On The Feminist Wire Today

My piece wondering why, in this country, colleges and universities get to investigate sexual assaults on their own without involving the local police. And while one of the first comments on it is by someone accusing me of wanting to strip extra layers of protection for college victims, I am most certainly not looking for that. I know our system of justice is woefully inadequate when it comes to rape, but I think it's a good start to hold all perpetrators (and those accused) of sexual assault to the same standard, regardless of where they live or go to school ....more

Musical Memories of Dad

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Musical Memories of Dad

This banjo is sitting in the corner of my living room. For the first few weeks it was mine, it sat inside its case because I wanted to make sure my head and heart were clear when I finally opened it up. ...more

Hard Lessons About Compassion

I consider myself to be a pretty compassionate person. I try hard to not react too strongly to anything without giving myself time to let intense emotions pass, and I work hard to put myself in the shoes of other people.  If I hear myself making some judgment about another human being, I can often stop myself in my tracks and try to identify what it is that I'm feeling, what might be driving that need to distance myself or put someone in a box. ...more