Masks and Hate

My view from the milk stool is about the current situation with the Delta variant and the new CDC mask recommendations. Last year, things got a bit ugly with the shut down and mandatory masking. It troubled me greatly. While it’s been

What Katie Did Today

The view from the milk stool this morning is about water lilies. I feel like one. I’m in the mud and I want to bloom, but it’s hard sometimes. Like the lilies, when I do bloom, I’m really pretty (not talking appearances

Dearth

My view from the milk stool this morning is about climate change. It terrifies me. We’re very, very dry here. Between drought and bugs – Mexican Bean Beetles and June Bugs, the garden is all but toast. I keep saying I’m going

Not knowing

My view from the milk stool this morning is an announcement. After much soul searching, I decided to remove my application to Prescott College. While 20 years ago, this may have been an excellent path for me, the likelihood of my getting

Goat Wrangling

My view from the milk stool this morning is on goat wrangling. We had two more does who needed their hooves trimmed (we got interrupted when we were doing it last) as well as the two bucks. We also needed to worm

Thoughts on depression

My view from the milk stool (remember these?) today is on depression and how it hampers creativity. The thing about being depressed is that it’s a condition that you have to deal with pretty much on your own. Sure you can go

On Empathy

My view from the milk parlor is on empathy. As I get older, I find myself getting more and more empathetic. It’s good in some instances, however, in my current job, it’s one big problem. As a journalist, you’re not supposed to

Pondering my future

My view from the milk stool is about my future. If I were a smart and serene person, I wouldn’t be thinking about my future at all, but I’m not serene nor am I often very smart. I wrote in my last