Monthly Archives: January 2014

A little poem for my favorite artist John Mayer:

“John Mayer is my Soothsayer”

Katherine Anne Wilkinson

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John Mayer

is my soothsayer

He’s my truth sayer
He doesn’t put on a-yers (airs)
So any naysayers
are just plain wrong!
When it comes down to
what is real and true
spoken by the genius named John.

🙂

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Debt is crippling, so stay/ get out of it please!

ImageDebt is terrible. Debt is crippling. Debt takes a heavy toll on relationships, spirituality, and certainly on peace of mind, not to mention potentially killing future financial opportunities by wreaking havoc on credit scores.

Of course there are reasonable exceptions to go into debt, such as the wise purchase of a modest home or car, and making investments in education. However, accumulating (extravagant) debt can be one of the most destructive decisions we could ever made.

Quoting J Reuben Clark (who was alive during the Great Depression), former LDS President Gordon Hinckley counsels:

“Once in debt, interest is your companion every minute of the day and night; you cannot shun it or slip away from it; you cannot dismiss it; it yields neither to entreaties, demands, or orders; and whenever you get in its way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it crushes you….I am suggesting that the time has come to get our houses in order.”

So yeah, debt stinks. On the contrary, having financial security and exercising responsibility is one of the most liberating things we can experience.

Staying (or getting) out of debt
eliminates reasons to fret!

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1) What can YOU do to take this counsel to heart?

2) How can you avoid or mitigate debt?

3) If you are currently in debt, what steps can you take and resources can you use to get out?

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“Pay the debt thou hast contracted…

Release thyself from bondage

-D&C 19:35

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For a bit, my writing might have to slack, but rest assured that I’ll be back!

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Dear friends,
  x        I appreciate those who read and/ or respond to my blog. Truly, I do!  And you better believe I love writing this thing and creating my art.  However, I’m gonna be taking a break for a few days ‘cuz things are about to get craaaaaaazy! You see, I’m moving, starting a new job, and doing about a billion other things. It’s all very exciting (and stressful), but it will cause my writing to cease temporarily. So once you dry your tears from this news, I encourage you to go do something productive, paint your toenails, make some cookies, and look forward to the day I return. Love you all so very much!

     Katherine Anne

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For a bit, my writing might have to slack,

but rest assured that I’LL BE BACK!

🙂

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Let’s get away from too much propaganda, Panda!

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I’ve taken a lot of time recently to post articles about political/ social issues. Those are always important to me, but I’m about to start getting back to stuff that is more artistic and perhaps a bit more lighthearted.

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There is a time for all seasons,
and for many different reasons

’tis the season to start
getting back to my art!

“To every thing there is a season,

and a time for a purpose under the heaven”

Ecclesiates 3:1

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The best laid plans of mice and Katherine often go awry…

ImageI’m at a place in my life where I have hope and energy and faith.  I really am.  But I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’m still disappointed and confused about some things.  Why haven’t certain opportunities worked out for me yet?  Things that have happened for a lot of my friends and family.  And don’t give me any of the crap about not comparing ourselves.  To avoid that completely is near impossible.

I’m a smart girl.  I’m a good girl.  I work hard.  I have a lot going for me.  But still there are a lot of things lacking.  And I’m not really talking about marriage here (although truthfully, that is a part of it).  I’m talking about career and milestones and other things I want.

I believe they’re coming.  I really do.  And I’ve made so many great strides.  Like, I’m finally starting to get my body back.  I ran my first 5K in a while yesterday, and I secured my lovely apartment in Salt Lake.  Still, I’m hungry for more things that simply aren’t here yet.  I just gotta keep pushing forward, and I will.  I’m happy, but I’m far from satisfied.

Sometimes the greater plan

is kinda hard to understand…

-Luke Bryan

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Texas state senator Wendy Davis is a disgusting human being.

Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis advocated for killing babies in the womb 20 weeks or later, lied about her story, divorced her husband the day after he finished paying her law school bills, is rumored to have had extramarital affairs, AND abandoned her children to further her law career. And now it’s discovered she has these awful women promulgating her cause by mocking her paraplegic opponent. What a disgusting woman.
ImageBeware the evil behind smiling eyes.
-Neil Anderson
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Even though I am not a Texan, I pray literally every day that this terrible person will not become the next governor of the Lone Star State.

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When life’s too hard, don’t forget to kneel. Then get up, stand up, and put your shoulder to the WHEEL!

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“Life is rough, and so I feel
to survive, gotta put your shoulder to the wheel!

I’m so unoriginal, just borrowing words
And a poem with hymn titles is a sign of a nerd.

But it’s true! That’s how you reach your dreams
Then things won’t be as impossible as they once seemed.

And when life’s too hard, don’t forget to kneel
then get up, stand up, and put your shoulder to the WHEEL!”

🙂

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