Facing My Fears, an Interview

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

Fears. We all have them, right? This post is a little different for me because I am not going to give you my written words. Instead, I will be giving you my spoken ones. Let me explain. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Billy J. Atwell of the ‘FEAR NOT: Living Beyond Your […]

Things I Relearned While Planting the Garden

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

I’ll go ahead and get this out of the way. I do not have a green thumb. Never have. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy pokin’ around in the garden sometimes. My husband loves to garden; I’m pretty content just pokin’ around. Now, this is our first spring back in the states after spending […]

Releasing the Butterflies

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

I was recently asked to be a guest on a well-respected podcast. Podcasts have become quite popular over the past few years and they are an excellent way for someone to get his or her message or product out there to people who wouldn’t know they existed otherwise. I was thrilled! I was honored! I […]

The Great Laundry Catastrophe

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

I’ll admit it. I am not the best housekeeper. I was raised in a household where the mottos ‘Dust Is a Protective Covering for Furniture’ and ‘Keep the Kitchen Clean-Eat Out’ were proudly displayed on cute little needlepoint pillows. My mother has a lot of great qualities, but she will never be nominated for best […]

My One Resolution

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

All the talk about “resolutions” the past couple of weeks has kind of worn me out. “What are your ‘resolutions’ for the upcoming year?” is a question that takes more than a minute or two of contemplation and planning. You’re expected to have all of your big goals for the upcoming year in place before […]

When An Elf Is Real and Santa Is Not

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

My oldest nephew, Bradley, started dating a really nice girl while my husband and I were living in Ecuador. This past Thanksgiving was the first opportunity I had to spend any time with her since we moved back to the states at the end of last year. Megan is a smart and focused college girl […]

No One Shines Alone

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

Our yardman stopped by the other day to see what we wanted him to do with all the leaves in our yard. Now, on the surface, this is a pretty straightforward question, but my husband and I didn’t have to deal with the problem of leaves the past few years while living in Ecuador. Living […]

Things I Learned From a Set of Footprints In the Sand

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

I have always enjoyed looking at footprints in the sand. I like to guess what the person who passed before me looked like, dressed like, carried with them to the shore. What did they think about out here on the beach? Did they read or people watch? Were they happy? Did they walk the beach […]

New Music Day

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

I’ve been waiting for today. Today is my “New Music Day.” You see, this past year has been mostly dedicated to getting my writing career off the ground and moving my family from Ecuador back to the states, both of which were Herculean tasks. And while I still have much to learn about the publishing […]

The Orchestra I Took For Granted

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

Sometimes you don’t know you’ve taken something for granted until it is gone from your life. Sometimes it even takes a while to notice it is gone. We absentmindedly fill the emptiness with the clanging of everyday life until the absence is just too great. Then we have no choice but to admit that we […]

Things I Learned From My Three-Legged Cat

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

My black cat, Triplet, just had a very bad day. Her arch nemesis, Puck, came back into her life yesterday. Now Puck is not a bad cat, but Triplet does NOT enjoy his company, to say the least. I’m pretty sure she hates his guts. Despite this, and many other hurdles she’s faced over the […]