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Week Fifty-two: Kathy Benson

  Describe your experience as a Today Voice contributor The time has come for my last post as Thursday’s Voice. It feels surreal and bittersweet to type that. I have really enjoyed my experience as a Today Voice contributor over the past year. I have learned so much about myself, especially as a writer, through … Continue reading

Week Fifty-one: Kathy Benson

  Write about anything It’s been almost 4 years since Senator Ted Kennedy died and I wrote this post/shared it on my blog in August 2009. At the time I was pregnant with our third child, our daughter Abigail, who was born the following month and still in the thick of my grief over the … Continue reading

Week Fifty: Kathy Benson

What are Your Top Five Favorite Today Voice Prompts/Posts from the past year? This was supposed to be a Top Five list of my favorite Today Voice Prompts/Thursday’s Voice Posts over the past year. However, I had trouble narrowing the list down. So it is a Top Twelve List! MY TOP TWELVE FAVORITE TODAY VOICE PROMPTS/THURSDAY’S … Continue reading

Week Forty-nine: Kathy Benson

Write about a time when a relationship ended. Other than breaks up with ex-boyfriends, none of whom I dated long, I have very few relationships that have outright ended. Rather, there have been more instances of friendships evolving and my growing apart from people I used to feel close to. I realize that this is … Continue reading

Week Forty-eight: Kathy Benson

How have you handled, or how do you plan to handle the aging of your parents? There is an expression in my family, which we began using when my maternal grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s disease, was close to the end of her life. “It sounds like you are handling it well.” My parents would say … Continue reading

Week Forty-seven: Kathy Benson

Write about your favorite house There are a lot of houses that are special to me — my two childhood homes, where I grew up in Evanston, Illinois top the list, followed closely by my grandparents’ houses in Marion, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and my in-laws’ summer home in Sisters … Continue reading

Week Forty-six: Kathy Benson

Write about an insecurity you have or once had Where do I begin? Maybe with the fact that I accidently deleted the first version I wrote of this post, which I was proud of and pleased with how it turned out. Don’t you hate it when things like that happen? One of my many insecurities … Continue reading

Week Forty-five: Kathy Benson

Write about anything. Throughout my life I have struggled to accept and make peace with the fact that not everyone I encounter is going to like me. I often wish I didn’t care so much about what other people think, but I do. When I realize that for whatever reason someone in my life doesn’t … Continue reading

Week Forty-four: Kathy Benson

  What is the one thing that would be a relationship breaker for you? If you asked me this question a few years ago, I likely would have said infidelity. Though that is still something I hope to never have to deal with, after almost 13 years of marriage and 17 years together, I have … Continue reading

Week Forty-three: Kathy Benson

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? Not much. Seriously, I was pretty good kid, followed the rules at home and in school and rarely got in trouble. When I was in high school I didn’t have a curfew. I did go out socially at night, but when I did, my … Continue reading