March 30th, 2016 by kwmccabe

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Time for a foodie review!

 

So, on my birthday I went looking for a restaurant and decided on my favorite of all food: Ethiopian. Unfortunately, I got a little turned around and ended up at a place I’ve never eaten at before called Café Colucci. Oh boy, was I in for a rude surprise!

 

These people are ripping you off if you eat here! I’ve eaten at Ethiopian restaurants all my life, and I’ve never seen anything as ridiculous as the portion size vs price at this place. $15.95 for the tiniest plate ever! If you want to eat good Ethiopian food – GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

 

That is exactly what I chose to do.

 

I drove about half a mile and ended up at a different, cosy little restaurant called Café Eritrea D’Afrique. The amount and quality of food you get for an even better price is superb! Or, if you like, try out Addis restaurant on Telegraph. Their food is just as amazing for the price.

 

March 30th, 2016 by kwmccabe

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The site is finally up and ready!  There are still some links missing here and there, but for the most part the site is functional.

 

I’ve also placed up the word count on The Dragon Throne, and started rereading over the manuscript to get back in rhythm with the storyline.

 

The word count so far is over 105k words total. The editing and rewriting process will decide whether I split the story into a trilogy instead of making it a duology. I’m leaning toward splitting the story into two small novellas since this is a YA storyline, but once the story arch is completed I will know for certain.

 

Meanwhile, the cover artist Mihaela Voicu is working with me on the second cover. You can see the first cover she designed HERE.

 

In any case, after a long hiatus, I’m cranking myself back into gear.

 

Wish me luck.

March 19th, 2016 by kwmccabe

 

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I’ve been able to get most of the site up and running except for some images that you might notice here and there that are no longer working. Oh well. The site should be completely finished by this time next week.

 

Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to come to terms with my new existence. It’s been difficult to write, but at least now the thought of writing isn’t unbearable anymore. So much of it was tied to my life with my husband – because of him I had the time to write and the ability to know that our family was taken care of.

 

Now, I’m living in the uncertainty of the unknown, and it’s difficult.

 

I wasn’t certain, at first, that I would even want to write ever again, but so much of who I am is tied up in the act of writing that I think I might have to be dead to give it up completely.

 

So.

 

Here I go.

 

Wish me luck.

 

 

 

March 18th, 2016 by kwmccabe

Well, I’m finally back.

That is to say that I returned only to discover that my blog had spontaneously imploded, and all my carefully created blog themes gone who-knows-where.

So.

Please, bear with me.

I’m attempting to get the site back up and running.

December 5th, 2015 by kwmccabe

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Experiencing loss is interesting – and not in the good sense.

 

What’s interesting about it is you can lose some of the most important things and/or people in your life, and it can cause you to think, “Ok, it can’t get worse than this.”

 

NEVER THINK THAT. You can ALWAYS lose more.

 

And sometimes that loss has nothing to do with death – it’s just that people change, they grow apart, or they just stop caring.

 

And here’s the thing: No matter how much YOU have changed, or grown apart – the actual end or cutting off of that thing or person is still incredibly painful.

 

And shutting down won’t make the pain go away; trying not to feel the pain will only prolong the healing because the truth is, no one will be there for you forever.

 

And that’s life.

 

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12/4/15 7:48pm CST

Truth Hurts

Truth may march o’er cracked stone floors
through bloodied hearts arrayed,

And Pain might prevail whilst cities lie
In dust and agony weighed,

Yet Reality trudges onward
through the graying scenes of life,

Gripping in one whitened fist
Truth’s heartless, edged knife.

–KW McCabe 2015

November 17th, 2015 by kwmccabe

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I haven’t posted in awhile, partly because I’ve been overwhelmed and partly because I haven’t had any words.

 

You never realize how much a person can fill up the space and cracks of time in your life until they’re gone and those spaces loom empty.

 

The good times and the bad ache sharper because you know you will never get the chance to experience anything with them ever again.

 

What hurts most is the end of possibilities – the end of the chance to see what more that person could have done or whom they might have become.

 

It hurts to discover that while we often told one another that life was short – we never took it to heart.

 

And now it’s too late.

 

October 25th, 2015 by kwmccabe

The McCabe family severed ties with MPCS and David Singleton on October 20, 2015.

The family is focused and dedicated to continuing the search for Henry McCabe in conjunction with the Mounds View Police Dept., and thanks the community for their continuing support and dedication to the search for Henry McCabe.

October 7th, 2015 by kwmccabe

Thirty days have passed since my husband disappeared.

Each night I pray he is alive somewhere. My heart doesn’t feel that he has passed on, but the heart is a treacherous place.

Meanwhile, I search for the right words to tell my oldest child. My youngest simply points at his picture and repeats his name like a summoning.

My heart breaks for my two daughters as I wonder if they will grow up in a cold, harsh world without the man that cradled them in his arms.

And I?

I continue to pray for a resolution, an end to the question where is he?

God knows.

God doesn’t sleep.

This can’t last forever.

September 28th, 2015 by kwmccabe

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It’s been 21 days since the night my husband went missing.

 

The circumstances surrounding that night are confusing, to say the least.

 

There are times when the whole thing seems unreal. The irony of the situation cuts deep when others comment that his disappearance sounds like a book or a movie, because though I’m a writer – this is my life.

 

I had to halt editing Dragon Kin as I have been consumed with talking to investigators, and I’m uncertain when I’ll be able to restart.

 

I hope this ends soon, that my husband is found, and that my daughters’ tiny, protected worlds are made right again.

September 15th, 2015 by kwmccabe

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I haven’t updated in awhile. It’s been difficult to do so with the current circumstances of my life.

 

My husband went missing 9/7/15, and no one has seen or heard from him since.

 

I’m hoping that he will be found soon, and that this nightmare will end.

 

Because of this, it has been difficult for me to focus on writing or editing or anything that doesn’t have something to do with finding him.

 

Please, keep me in your prayers.