My name is Kay. I was raised in rural Indiana. I went to college at Purdue and received my Ph.D. from Texas A&M. I live in Illinois with my husband, Tom.

For most of my life, I taught. First, high school English, then elementary reading. Then I became a professor and taught undergrads and graduate students.

Tom and I have started some serious travel: India, Germany, Austria, Vietnam, Cambodia, Honduras, France, England, Wales, Scotland, Mexico, and Canada.

Thank you for reading my blog. I write stories from our front porch and beyond. Please leave comments. We’d love to hear from you. To get here, just turn left on Walnut.