Author Archives: Kathleen Buckstaff

About Kathleen Buckstaff: Kathleen Buckstaff is an award-winning author, columnist, performance artist, cartoonist and photographer. She currently writes for The Huffington Post and wrote regularly for the Los Angeles Times and The Arizona Republic. Kathleen performed her one-woman play to sold-out theatres in CA, AZ and NYC and expanded the play into a book called The Tiffany Box, a memoir which was honored in 2013 as a USA BEST BOOK AWARDS finalist. Kathleen’s book Mother Advice To Take With You To College: Humor, Inspiration and Wisdom To Go was released in March of 2014. Kathleen’s abstract photographs of lilies were exhibited for the first time in April of 2014. Kathleen has a BA in Creative Writing from Stanford and a MA in Journalism from Stanford. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, their three children and their dog Lily.

Men, Chocolate and Roses

In honor of Grandmother Power's blog week, I'd like to share with you an excerpt from The Tiffany Box, a memoir.

We thought my grandmother Forest was going to die […]

A Rose Garden

My neighbor has beautiful roses.  She’s like Julia Childs except she dotes over flowers and not food.  She dances out barefoot in the morning wearing a fluffy terry-cloth robe.  Sometimes […]

A dream…

Did you ever have a dream when you were a kid of who you were going to be when you grew up?   I did.  I dreamed that someday, when I […]


This morning our puppy was particularly exuberant when I let her out of the crate.  She danced circles around me.  “It’s a beautiful, wonderful, glorious day,” she said with her […]