Kathryn Pritchett

About me

I am a freelance journalist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I primarily write about design topics for print and online publications as well as on my blog thingselemental.com. However, I’m also working on my first novel inspired by the immigrant journey of my great-great-grandmother from rural Switzerland to Brigham Young-era Utah where she became a polygamous wife.

From my website

Friday Things: The Aerial View Edition

So how are you spending the last weekend of summer?  I’ll be deadheading  plants, doing laundry and generally catching up after yet another trip to Utah. Three family weddings (including Will’s) had me flying into the Beehive State once a month over the summer. On a clear day, the descent…

Friday Things: The Fire Season Edition

Today the air smells like smoke and the sky is buzzing with helicopters.  I suspect they’re monitoring the fires north of us that are burning out of control. I am watching them circle the Bay and thinking about the Oakland Hills Firestorm in 1991. We didn’t lose our home but…

Friday Things: The Pioneer Day Edition

When I was a kid the biggest event of the summer happened one town down the line on July 24th. Known as “Pioneer Day” or, more pragmatically, “The 24th,” this county-wide celebration commemorated the day that Brigham Young entered the Salt Lake Valley after leading his people across the plains.…

 
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