About Me


My name is Karen and I’m 27 years old.  I live in the Seattle area, which is code for: I live just north of it in Shoreline’s North City neighborhood.  I am currently studying to get my license to practice law.

I was born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles in a close-knit family of six.  I was the first to move far away from home when I moved to the Bay Area for college.  I studied philosophy at UC Berkeley and lived in Oakland. While in the Bay Area, I spent a lot of time in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. I spent a summer in New York during college, and moved eastward again when I lived in Baltimore for a couple years after college.  I moved back west when I got accepted to law school in Seattle and lived close to downtown for four years before moving north to peaceful Shoreline.  Since my move to Washington State in 2010, I’ve fallen absolutely in love with this place and consider it my home.  I feel most like myself here.

I live with my wonderful boyfriend, our cat Dusty, and our betta fish Avocado.  You’ll see them mentioned in my posts, or in photos, from time to time ❤

Interesting facts about me: I lived in Alaska during the summer twice, once during high school, once during law school. I almost died on the grounds of San Quentin State Prison. I studied under two world-class philosophers, Hubert Dreyfus and John Searle. I’ve done prosecutorial work, public defense work, and worked for a judge who presided primarily over felony crime cases. I didn’t get an iPhone until 2012.  My favorite painting is Picasso’s Family of Saltimbanques. I’m left-handed.


This is the blog I’d like to maintain moving forward in my life, though you are certainly welcome to peruse my musings from 2010-2015 by checking out my Old Blog (I still update it sometimes, just not with personal content, that’s what this is for).

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