Rude Awakenings ~ Catherine Seveneau

Catherine Sevenau


Bless this mess

Posted on October 5, 2017

I’m hard-wired for formal prayer. I find myself reciting the Our Father when an earthquake hits, and oftentimes at night as I go... Continue

Dharma or karma?

Posted on September 6, 2017

“We’ve been brought here for a very short time—against our will—and we don’t know why.” I love that line. What is the point... Continue

The summer after the Summer of Love

Posted on August 21, 2017

Positively Haight Street, San Francisco –1968 was the year Eldridge Cleaver published “Soul on Ice” (he and his wife Kathleen... Continue

The Summer of Love

Posted on July 6, 2017

From the time I was 12 until I was 17, I worked summers and vacations for my dad in his store on Haight Street, saving my money for... Continue

‘Tis better to have it than not…

Posted on June 1, 2017

Money isn’t my issue this time around, not that it’s always been abundant. I’ve saved it, spent it, lost it, found it, stolen... Continue

First date, full disclosure

Posted on May 3, 2017

“I enjoy candlelit dinners, a walk on a moonlit beach, and spending time in the woods enjoying the beautiful nature around us.”... Continue

A California classic

Posted on April 6, 2017

On my last marker birthday I muddled over penning my obituary, my epitaph, or a real estate ad. Writing my own obituary was too weird.... Continue

Through any given door

Posted on March 11, 2017

Writing about my past is one thing, having others read about it another; it’s akin to posing as a nude model in art class. However,... Continue

In search of funny

Posted on February 8, 2017

At a book talk at our library, a young woman asked me about humor, and how do you learn to be funny. I responded, “I don’t think... Continue

A keeper of the lines

Posted on January 6, 2017

Why bother? I mean, really. They’re dead. Who cares about the past, and what difference does it make? But you know, there are occasions... Continue