Christine Marie Katas

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” Audre Lorde

 

My New Obession: Sami Culture

My New Obession: Sami Culture

My son Tim is here visiting from Norway where he is in grad school. He came with his lovely Norwegian…
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Heartfelt Lessons from the Tragedy in Isla Vista

Heartfelt Lessons from the Tragedy in Isla Vista

I visited Isla Vista this week. My brother-in-law (aka “little brother”) lives in Isa Vista and is also attending UCSB, where…
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Magical Family Time in Santa Barbara

Magical Family Time in Santa Barbara

We had a magical time when Tolga’s family came to visit. The Butterfly Grove, the pacific ocean, the city, and…
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My Daughter Called “Retro Pop Princess” by Ryan Seacrest

My Daughter Called “Retro Pop Princess” by Ryan Seacrest

Rising pop star Lola Blanc is blowing minds with the trippy music video for her single, “Bad Tattoo,” and RyanSeacrest.com…
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Our Work, Willy Steed Transformation on 20/20

Our Work, Willy Steed Transformation on 20/20

Our friend and (now) model Willy Steed, a former FLDS young man who escaped a life of polygamy and abuse,…
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“Voices for Dignity” in LV Review Journal

“Voices for Dignity” in LV Review Journal

This year I started an awareness and empowerment campaign called “Voices for Dignity,” and yes! we are making a difference!!…
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My Son Tim Getting His Master’s in Scandinavia!

My Son Tim Getting His Master’s in Scandinavia!

My son Tim was accepted into two of the schools he applied for to receive his Masters in International Comparative…
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The Coolest Mom in the World? The Coolest Kids in the World!!

The Coolest Mom in the World? The Coolest Kids in the World!!

This year I asked my children to be resourceful and make something homemade for Christmas. That they did, and their…
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Video: “In Your Eyes,” Tolga Singing!

Video: “In Your Eyes,” Tolga Singing!

Video:  Tolga and I.  And yes, it is actually Tolga singing! Tolga also wrote and produced the song, and the…
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    "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."


    ~Edward Everett Hale


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