Rude Awakenings ~ Catherine Seveneau

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More conversations with grandkids

Posted on July 10, 2019

Righteous Indignation ~ I pick up my granddaughter from school on her third day of kindergarten. “So, how was it?” “Well,”... Continue

Elegy to my father

Posted on June 17, 2019
Elegy to my father

Born on a Minnesota farm, you milked cows and picked corn. You hated farming; that’s why you left Minnesota, that, and your mother... Continue

From A to Z

Posted on May 22, 2019

For years my mother followed me around, continually showing up in my stomach, my bones, and my dreams. She used to be a dull ache inside... Continue

Got eggs?

Posted on April 26, 2019
Got eggs?

I’m in the back seat of Ed’s green Pathfinder with my friend Kayla, who is three, and we’re on the way to an Easter gathering... Continue

Putting pen to paper

Posted on March 28, 2019

Why write? It’s complicated. I had no intention of becoming a writer, to externalize my life and expose it on paper. But I found... Continue

Unleashing the flying monkeys

Posted on February 19, 2019

I imagine it’s no coincidence that my writing began when I was 53, the same age my mother was when she called it a day. Nor that... Continue

Unleashing the flying monkeys

Posted on February 13, 2019

I imagine it’s no coincidence that my writing began when I was 53, the same age my mother was when she called it a day. Nor that... Continue

Conversations with my granddaughter

Posted on January 14, 2019
Conversations with my granddaughter

Char Girl — I had my four-year-old granddaughter on Saturday. We’re making cookies and she begs to take over mixing the butter... Continue

Conversations with my grandson

Posted on December 3, 2018
Conversations with my grandson

Dead People and Sparkle Fairies ~ “Oma, there’s dead people under those rocks, you know.” I glance over my shoulder to see... Continue

I want what I want, when I want it

Posted on October 4, 2018

I am self-made, self-sufficient, and self-supporting, along with being self-reliant, self-confident and self-motivated. I am also... Continue


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