About Catherine

I am a storyteller — an observer with the memory of an elephant. One who never really fit in.

I write to tweak assumptions. To encourage new perspectives. To suspend judgement. My call to action will always, always be kindness.


Catherine in the Media

The View From Above: A Look At Some Transformational Positives of Covid-19

As with all wars, there is inevitable havoc, hardship and consequent heartache. But if you step far enough away from the persistent shelling of negativity and devastation “fire-hosed” at us daily from news reports on Covid-19, the bigger picture has some surprisingly uplifting angles.

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30th High School Reunion: A Recap

I didn’t realise how much I would appreciate being remembered for the “me” when my identity was truly my own– without the parameters of my life today: what I do, whom I’m married to, where I live, how I live.

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Broken Music: Notes on My Sister’s Cancer

She was dying. This is not me being dramatic, nor exaggerating a medical truth. My baby sister was dying and no one – not any friend nor doctor nor even soulmate could have prepared me for what I was walking into.


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Catherine Speaking

I share my observations in person too. See what topics I speak about in person.

Not only does Catherine have the charisma and charm to keep a large audience focused and interested but she also has a plethora of experiences and anecdotes that build into her thoughtful analysis of multicultural differences.

Guillaume Cachia Henkel, Treasury Manager, North America

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Catherine’s Essays

Here are the articles that have gotten me into the most trouble for their controversial slant. Please proceed with an open mind…