About Me

What the hell are you doing, Cate? And, when are you coming back to reality?

I'm a long-time labor and community organizer who has been traveling steadily for most of the past year.

Despite my best intentions, I haven't touched this blog since a posting I did the day after my niece Jessie Streich-Kest was killed by a falling tree the end of October 2012. Her father, my dear friend Jon Kest, followed in December.

As dramatic and tragic as these losses are, they're part of a series of major life changes that have spurred me to be very clear about what I want and to take advantage of precious time.

Don't be an anonymous stranger. Let me know that you've been here by asking a question, telling a story, agreeing or disagreeing, and urging me on.  

Let's keep talking.