Several hundred blogs, two A-to-Z challenges, and three-1/2 books later…

In 2016, I traded writing corporate bullet points for essays on history, sports, movies, and flow charts. Entries that combine memoir and science, sometimes the latest movie, often a story of our latest travels. My goal is to make you think, laugh, or wonder but (mostly) not to raise the hackles of modern politics.

These are blog posts on “steroids.” Beware! These are more than 200 words long, but worth the extra effort. Besides, I’m a flaming moderate lesbian Chicago MBA banker radical feminist; I make my own rules.  My hero is Bill Bryson, not the latest influencer.

I’m also passionate about the Olympics–it’s even on my menu! I wrote two books, and I’m working on a third (See Books in Print).

Moral of the story: Be careful what you get interested in.

Also–Attach Seat to Chair and Begin Writing.

There be dragons in these Northern California hills.

Let’s explore the dragons together.


Maria Kaj
Castro Valley, CA

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