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Category Archives: Prayer

Stars and Stripes

And so we behold stars, stripes and the unfurling of majesty, locked in a waltz I knew as a child, but can no longer fathom. I recall the smell of … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

50 Years ‘In The Tack’

Today marks not only a birthday, it marks 50 years in the tack. By the grace of God, I remain present and able to pull my boots up for another … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dear Melania

We are watching you now Melania and we want you to know something we all have come to know: Healthy women do not go where they are not wanted.

October 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tyson Fury: The One-Two Punch Of Race And Faith

Dislike him, hate him, ridicule him… whatever means of response you might have, no matter how harsh you think it might be, rest assured he does not care in the least for there is nothing Tyson Fury, his family, his extended family, his fellow Roma, his fellow Catholics have not endured for centuries. Nothing.

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scattercat ‘Matilda’ June 14, 2000-May 14, 2015

For anyone who has ever known the joy of sharing life with a Jack… -N.K. Scattercat Matilda, affectionately known as Hattie, passed peacefully this morning, her gutted stuffed squirrel, sans … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Life Lessons From My Dying Dog

Authors Note: An edited version of this piece now appears on the Huffington Post at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-kotting/life-lessons-from-my-dying-dog_b_6590340.html My former husband and I spared ourselvesĀ the task of navigating a divorce with children … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Blotter, Beemers and Bras

I have learned that what doesn’t kill you, fills your pen. I have learned to open my mouth and hit the streets when justice calls. I have learned to walk away after the first sentence, in obedience to my own moral compass.

January 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Castaway Catholic Christmas

Navigating wine country on Christmas Eve, vineyards fast asleep beneath the downy comfort of a two-foot deep snow, I made my way carefully over the river, though the woods and … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment


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