“North Country author Kathy L. Baumgarten was born in Niagara Falls, travelling to the Persian Gulf, sunny Hawaii and Europe. Along the way, she’s had off-beat experiences and met many colorful characters, which she draws upon for her tales and essays. Sometimes sentimental, often humorous and always perceptive, her essays, which appear in her Lake Champlain Weekly column “Jabberwocky,” address the essential joys, sorrows and conflicts at the heart of the human condition.
Whether the subject is her military service in Kuwait, a visit to the London Zoo with a nursing toddler, assisting locals in the clean-up of post-Hurricane Katrina Mississippi, or observations on the quiet beauty of Adirondack snowflakes, her unique storytelling voice makes her a ‘must-read’.”
Except from "In The Basement," my story of how I found my faith in an unlikely place:
"Thunder and lightning come and go in our lives, but therein lies a lesson. When the sun comes out again, the raindrops on the leaves will sparkle like diamonds. If we stand long enough to watch the last of the clouds blow away we will also see that the storm had nourished us in a way that we could not predict. It was in such a storm that I learned to have hope..."
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