Why I create, why I write…

“We are all craving connection with others and with ourselves. It’s the modern-day ‘jones’ that jangles us all. Art has the power to hook us up and ease our disconnect. That’s why I create, why I write; to seek and engage with our common humanity.” – kb

What makes me tick..

I am fundamentally a communicator and words are my chief means of making art.

The theme of being human in the modern world has run through my writing as a poet and a songwriter for many years and, more recently, as an essay writer. How are we humans faring in these heart-hardening times? How do the qualities of goodwill, love and and hope survive? I look at everyday, ordinary life for answers and share what I find in as compelling and original a manner as possible.

What am I doing now…

My blog/newsletter is called, LOVE MORE SUFFER LESS . I invite you to read what I have written so far and subscribe if you like what you find. It’s free. I publish when the muse forces me to do so.

I live in Seattle with my mini-poodle, Charlie Parker. I have a BA in history from the University of Washington and an MA in Applied Behavioral Sciences from City University.

from the way back machine…

For many years I performed throughout the Pacific Northwest and New England as singer/songwriter, Karin Blaine. HERE I talk about my music. My recordings, Karin Blaine (1989), Dirty Money (2003), Modern Day Living (2012) and singles, I Love Julian (2011) and The Decision Is Mine (2016) are available on Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music.


"I went for a walk on the beach in a fog, so thick I could not see
They say the days of wine and roses are short
And out of a mist a path will emerge to take us on our way
And we just have to find - the guts to go."   

- Walk on the Beach,  © 2015, words & music by Karin Blaine,  inspired by the poem, Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam (The brief sum of life forbids us the hope of enduring long. –Horace),  by Ernest Dowson.