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Happy 8th Anniversary to Bart and Kay!

Posted by kayholt on February 1, 2012 in family, vlogging |

We’ve been married 8 years, and it’s finally come to this: A schmoopy slideshow video for posterity. Groan along with us, won’t you?

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Parent Hack: Read An Excerpt From Subversion

Posted by kayholt on December 6, 2011 in family, publishing, writing |

I wrote a story called Parent Hack. It has troubled kids making troubling decisions in a troubled system. It’s about necessity and the invention of family.  There’s an excerpt below to entice you to buy the book my story is in. *** A hidden intercom crackled, “What do you want?” Nicolas’s keen, dark eyes spotted […]

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Read, Subversive! Read!

Posted by kayholt on December 5, 2011 in politics, publishing, writing |

The thing about fighting for our lives is that it’s usually nothing like the movies. Yes, there are riots and heroic medical interventions in real life, but ‘the good fight’ is better defined as a lifelong campaign of small resistive acts than it is by its few explosive battles. In the spirit of long wars […]

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Excerpt: ‘In A Dangerous Wild’ (My Space Tramps Short Story)

Posted by kayholt on September 23, 2011 in editing, publishing, writing |

Now everyone can read an excerpt from my short story, ‘In a Dangerous Wild.’ It appears in the the Space Tramps anthology from Flying Pen Press. *** “Araceli! Look at you, all gravved-up and with a moonbase of your own!” Far La stripped half out of her spacesuit to embrace her friend properly. Petite though […]

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Banana Split Cake – Bastian’s 5th Birthday Party

Posted by kayholt on May 29, 2011 in family, vlogging |

Bastian’s fifth birthday party was GREAT! He got Portal 2! -I made him a cake that looked and tasted like a banana split! -He inherited some of his dad’s old transformers -and some of his great-grandmother’s porcelain. -He got a few science experiment kits -and some camping gear. -Dad gave him a new game for […]

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Gratuitous Cats and Other Low Key Encounters

Posted by kayholt on May 10, 2011 in family, health, vlogging |

You know, against the turbulent backdrop of my past, life seems downright mellow these days. I couldn’t be happier about that. Want more? Leave a comment!

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Urban Nature is Diamonds in Roughs

Posted by kayholt on May 4, 2011 in health, vlogging |

When it’s warm enough, I like to walk outside (as opposed to the hours I spend on the Wii Fit when it’s cold out). One day was especially gorgeous, so I took my camera. Ah, spring! How I wish I wasn’t allergic to you. Want more? Leave a comment!

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Flowers and Chewing Gum – Curmudgeon Walking

Posted by kayholt on May 2, 2011 in health, vlogging |

In which I search my neighborhood for interesting litter, marvel at flowers like I’ve never seen spring before, and bitch about the neighbors like a curmudgeon. This is not the oddbit you’re looking for. Want more? Leave a comment!

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Perils of Parenting – Doin’ the Fire Pole Slide

Posted by kayholt on April 30, 2011 in family, vlogging |

The best thing at the playground is the fire pole, apparently. Bastian spent our entire excursion climbing stairs and sliding down the fire pole – no wonder he can eat like a teenager and stay so slim! In the end, he convinced me to give it a go… It was easier to hold onto the […]

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Fiction Vlog – Inches and Inches and Inches

Posted by kayholt on April 28, 2011 in vlogging, writing |

Reading in bed: In which I fit an entire office romance into couple hundred words of prose. Then I talk a bit about why I love flash fiction and how I’d like to write and read more of it. Want more? Leave a comment!

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