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.

For the Dogs

My boys made a giant sling-shot to launch water balloons over the lake.  They built it using bungee cords, a funnel and two giant poles they secured to the ground.

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Four Days ‘Till Graduation But She’s Already Gone

The message on my voicemail is getting familiar.  “This is the attendance office calling to notify you that your child was marked absent during the following periods….”

When my high-school […]



Danger Reef

While on vacation in the Bahamas, we went to a dive sight called “Danger Reef.”  The reef got its name because of its location—at least this is what my husband […]



water girl

How does one write about one’s most embarrassing moment? The thing you did that you bury deep, hide, don’t even tell yourself because you can’t believe you ever did it?  […]