Here are the basics. For more deets on why I started a blog in the first place, read this introductory post.

About me:

I am a 31-year old wife, mother of two and writer with a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature (hence, Dr. Kate). I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and am originally from Detroit. My husband, Luke, and I moved here during the great recession of 2009 when he (and 80 some percent of the engineering workforce) was laid off. I had a full offer from a reputable graduate school so we figured, hey, why not?

Our kids are awesome (naturally), but for their privacy I’ll be keeping them out of the limelight of this blog.

Luke and I

Luke and I ready to go out on the town on a rare, but much appreciated, date night

Luke has been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), which basically means doctors know something’s wrong with him but can’t pinpoint what. A decent amount of my blog will be talking about the research we’ve done on our own to hopefully contribute to the larger conversation taking place within the CFS/ME community. Nobody should suffer from this devastating illness, especially not alone.

That’s all you need to know for now. Check around the site to see what I’ve been up to, and let me know what you think!