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Hi, and thanks for stopping by! I'm Kathy, and I hope to get to know you better. People have sometimes asked about my profile avatar. In June, 2011, my family vacationed in California, driving the entire distance from Kansas to the coast and back again. In the middle of hundreds of miles of desert, we discovered a telephone pole with a mailbox on top. Arrows, signs, stickers, and banners adorned it everywhere. It had a t-shirt wrapped around it, and we discovered a Texas license plate, a toothbrush, and a spoon attached to it, too. The way it pointed to everywhere, had lots of trivia, and was utterly unique reminded me of my life, which is why a photo of it became my profile avatar.

You see, I love to learn, and my craving for new experiences had led me in many directions. I've been a soldier, a drug and alcohol counselor, a Realtor, a prison guard, a mom, a wife, and in my latest incarnation, a homemaker and property manager/investor.

I like off-roading, collecting stuff (especially coins, stamps, and Bev Doolittle artwork), going camping, hunting morel mushrooms, boating, and fishing. I hibernate in winter by comparison to the warmer months, perhaps because I was raised in sunny Arizona. (Lemme tell ya, these midwestern winters get cold!)

My household contains two adults, four dogs, two cats, two exotic birds, a hamster, and a teenager. (I'm not sure how I stay busy now that I've left the labor force!)

I write for HubPages:

Social Media & Breakups

3 Mistakes Women Make in Relationships

What Are the Dangers of Drugs & Alcohol?

And Squidoo:

Morel Morsels - Yum!

Optical Illusions

And, where you can purchase usage rights for many of the topics already published here as well as full rights to articles I have not published elsewhere:

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Kathy Batesel is a freelance writer and a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to