katietesta

I am a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer. I love to research and have a passion for social justice and nonprofit work.
katietesta has written 38 posts for A Common Sea

H is for Hunger

This A to Z post is a little different from the previous ones. And a little bit longer. Sorry. Recently I came across a website called The Giving Table with an initiative entitled Food Bloggers Against Hunger. Their event actually took place yesterday, April 8th. (Forgetting that we don’t post on Sundays, I mistakenly planned … Continue reading

F is for Footloose

You can talk smack about cheesy 80s movies all you want, but I’ll love them forever and Footloose is probably my favorite. I can’t even estimate how many times I’ve seen it, but it’s more than enough times to have it practically memorized. Just a note: I have not seen the recent remake, nor do … Continue reading

D is for Doogie Howser, M.D.

Like my B post, this one’s also about a television show. Apparently I watched a lot of TV as a kid, which is interesting because I don’t watch too much today. In fact, I actually have a very low tolerance for most of the crap that they try to pass off as entertainment these days. … Continue reading

B is for Belle and Sebastian

Welcome to Day 2 of the A to Z Blog Challenge! Day 1 is HERE. This year we chose the loose theme of entertainment and media, and (for me, at least) it started turning into a list of obscure or favorite shows, movies, et cetera, usually from the 1980s. Lynn and I are children of … Continue reading

Originally posted on Watch This Space:
Happy New Year 2013! Peace Out, 2012. Welcome, 2013! Every December, like many people, I tend to look back briefly on the year that’s about to end. However, I don’t spend too much time reflecting on the year that’s just passed, other than to shake my head in amazement at…

Friday Food Fun: Turkey Casserole

We hope that our readers who celebrated Thanksgiving had a good one, and that all of you are enjoying what’s left of November! Sorry we haven’t been around much, but life gets in the way of blogging sometimes! This seems especially true during the holidays. Rather than leaving you hanging, I’d love to share a … Continue reading

Five Ways to Help After Hurricane Sandy

The draft of this post has changed direction several times since I started writing it last Friday. It started out as a casual post that morphed into a rant and then changed focus again as I tried to make it more positive. Last week I was struggling with the notion that my life had gotten … Continue reading

Yes, we’re still here!

First, an apology. We’re sorry that we haven’t been posting much lately. As for our brief absence, we’re both located on the East Coast so we were hit pretty hard by Sandy. Lynn didn’t experience too much damage but she did lose power for a long time. Her power is back on now, but the Internet is … Continue reading

Embracing the Positive

  Next week is International Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week. After nearly three weeks of raising awareness about serious, and often emotional, issues, it was encouraging to come across a recognition of something other than a medical problem or a social ill. Not to take anything away from the important issues that do touch … Continue reading

Five on Friday: October Down Time

It’s sort of an in-between time where we live. The leaves are just starting to change color, and we still have afternoons with temperatures in the 70s. We certainly hung on to summer with all our might, but I know that the chilly, shorter days are just around the corner. In the meantime, right now … Continue reading

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