Kathleen Helms


Random thoughts, short stories, and reflections on topics of interest to the author.

lessons from a chicken

Life Lessons From a Chicken

When my husband brought this chicken home my first thought was “Why?” She has a curved beak that needs to be trimmed weekly. It makes it difficult for her to eat like a normal chicken. Pecking things hurts. l’ve since reconsidered my

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The Terror of the Black Screen

I sat down at my desk yesterday, cup of coffee to my right and my older dog Gage on his bed by my side, ready to dive in to work on book #6. I opened my Mac Book Pro and nothing happened😱.

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The World Through the Eyes of a Puppy

Sometimes what seems like a small life change leads to such a greater awareness of ourselves and the world around us.  Our family has always had pets; dogs, cats, goats, and chickens have called our house their home over the years. When

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In loving memory of Mike

Thoughts on Life and Hurricanes

My husband and I have attended seven memorials in the past two years. The most recent was yesterday, August 20, 2023. The event was scheduled several weeks ago, long before anyone had ever heard of Hurricane Hilary or weather forecasters had predicted her

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