Hi there! My name is Kate J. Reed. Kate Reed, really, but there are just so many of us with the name I needed to throw my middle initial in so that the throngs of people googling me could find me easier.
I started this blog as a place to write regularly to a real—albeit small--audience. I am not a believer in writing for myself as an audience. On the rare occasion that I do write "to myself," I find that writing is really, really terrible. I have no standards for myself. Whenever I read published personal journals, I think, you must have planned on someone reading this. But maybe other people deem their future selves more critical of an audience than I do myself.
When deciding what to write about here, I knew it would have to do with Spokane community. I grew up in Spokane. I moved away for a bit, sure as hell I'd never end up here. But here I am and here I will probably stay. Spokane in its current iteration is different than the city of my childhood. For one, there is Huntington Park and Sante (a French chef, what?!). And a lot of it is the same, but I see it with fresh eyes now that I choose to be here. Bowl and Pitcher, for instance, and the Garland District.
So, the anchor of this blog is Spokane and community. Although the topics I write about are plenty, I think, in some way, everything is related to my complex relationship with this place and its people and the community I have here. I'm still figuring out what kind of space this is, what kind of blog. At times it flirts with being a food blog, at other times a parenting blog. Due to time constraints, it is far from the ultimate Spokane guide, as I originally imagined it to be. But maybe it's migrating that way. Maybe you know a fun Spokane thing I should do and write about and you want to email me about it. Until then, I'll keep writing what comes to mind, whatever it may be. Thanks for reading!
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