About Me:

Aloha! I'm Wendy Kennar. I'm the mother of a seven-year-old son and a wife living in Los Angeles. I was a public school teacher for twelve years until a chronic medical condition made it necessary to leave my teaching career.

I've always been described as "quiet" - really, I'm just biting my tongue. I've got lots to say, and lots of thoughts to share, I just prefer to write them. That's the purpose of this blog. Each Wednesday, I post a personal essay offering my observations and thoughts.

A few fun facts about me: I've wanted to be a writer since second grade, when my teacher, Mrs. Jones, made me a "book" with a yellow construction paper cover. I have never learned to whistle, have always preferred sunflowers to roses, and have spent my life living within the same zip code.

Through the years, my writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, United Teacher, GreenPrints, L.A. Parent, DivineCaroline.com, RoleReboot.org, XOJane, and Brain, Child Magazine. Additionally, my personal essays have been included in several anthologies, including: The Barefoot Review, Beyond the Diaper Bag, Lessons From My Parents, Write for Light, Being a Grown-Up: A User's Manual for the Real World, Ka-Pow!, How Writing Can Get You Through Tough Times, Breath and Shadow, The Grey Wolfe Storybook, and Sisters Born, Sisters Found.
I am a regular contributor at MomsLA.com, and you can also find me at Goodreads.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I Don't Know Why

They say the mind works in mysterious ways.  I agree;  especially when it comes to my mind.  Sometimes I can’t follow my own train-of-thought; how I’ll be cooking spaghetti one minute and then remembering that I soon need to buy stamps.
Recently, an “I” list came to my mind.  “I” referring to countries that begin with the letter “I.”  (And please, no offense or insult is intended in this list.  This is an “In-my-opinion-I-list.”)
Here’s my list:
“I” Countries I Don’t Want to Visit:
“I” Countries I Do Want to Visit:
“I” Country I’m Undecided About Visiting:
Even now, after re-reading my list, I can’t figure out why I’ve written it.  I have no immediate travel plans.  Certainly no international (another “i” word) travel plans.  And yet, for the last week or so, these countries are swirling around in my head until they’re mushed up like a baby’s bananas.  
I wonder why ...


  1. Honey,

    I love your fun twist on places to travel to. You are very creative!

    I Love You!


  2. You have always wanted to travel since you were a young girl and I hope one day you will get to some of the places you have always wanted to visit.You are a very creative person and it shows with your writing.Your way of writing and getting people so into what you write is a real gift.I love you and am very proud of you.

  3. The only "I" word, I can think of, is I Love You. You Mother and I are very proud of you.

    Love, Dad

    P.S. I love Ryan also.