Kathie Gibboney
Kathie Gibboney

It has been said that Kathie Gibboney invented the Unicorn, which she neither admits nor denies, as it might reveal her true age. Kathie is an essayist, reporter, and poet for MMN with her column, "My Corner of The Canyon." She lives happily in a now-empty nest in Topanga, CA with The Beleaguered Husband and a marmalade cat.

Every Day Is Sunday

I wake befuddled in April from a dream in which I searched for a lost cat. I know the lost cat dream. I have had it before. Being my Freudian father’s daughter,…

I Think I Can

The dryer is making a noise. It is not a good noise, but sort of a grinding, labored sound.  At one point it seemed as if it was chanting, “Buttigieg, Buttigieg, Buttigieg.”…

Unicorns Rule

There are times when, for some reason, a certain animal becomes wildly popular. Whether it is due to the political climate, some mass mindset or sunspots, suddenly, its image is everywhere, like…

In Topanga, Pigs Do Fly!

For the shortest time, the winter sun pours through the door. It is so fleeting and if the cat doesn’t time it just right, he’ll miss his sunspot. Today he’s there, happily…

The Day After Christmas

There was a sunset forming out over the Pacific, some kind of golden, glowing vision lighting up the clouds with gilded edges, as if they were gates to heaven. Even the weary…

New Year’s Eve at Froggy’s

Staying home in a one-piece unicorn pajama and eating pizza with my husband sounds like a pretty good way to spend New Year’s Eve. Though tempted, there was an event at Froggy’s…

Have Yourself a Boomer’s Little Christmas

After totaling my car, something called a Saturn Vue, an insurance settlement was paid out; not a lot of money but a bit more than what the Beleaguered Husband had estimated the…

Another World: Sky Forest at Santa’s Village

I wanted something otherworldly, something with autumn atmosphere, something inspiriting. I longed for weather full of whispers and promises that make your heart dance with the joy of seeing colored leaves of…

October Country

From Ghoulies and Ghosties and long-leggety Beasties And things that Go Bump in the Night Good Lord Deliver Us!—Scottish Prayer    Walking into our Topanga Library, in early October, I am drawn…

A Visit to The Birch Aquarium

With a much-anticipated vacation looming closely ahead, part of me was already on it.  I wasn’t the least bit interested in the day-to-day doings and responsibilities of my regular life, i.e., obligations,…