I’m Kate, this is my PNW blog, and I’m trying to do my part in a world that needs some serious increase in love and reduction in hate.

This blog serves the purpose as a creative outlet for me to process what’s going on in the USA and in my upper left hand corner of it. Something I want to do is listen to and consider perspectives that are different from mine even though it’s hard, so so hard! This is also an effort to  share this experience and information with others who might be interested as well.

It’s not going to be all politics and bad news all the time, I promise. I’ll mix in lots of hiking and other genuine PNW people, places and experiences.

I’m going to do my very best to create a place where differing opinions are expressed, hate is not tolerated, and factual information is greatly valued.

I have a Master of Social Work degree and have worked with children and families for many years. I love hiking, cooking and baking, coffee, exploring, reading and most of all people. I’m married with two young children living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.