Author Archives

Kristine Mietzner

My debut play "Reservations" premiered at the Winters 10-Minute Play Festival In 2020. The play has been selected for future performances in Brentwood, California and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Find my stories in the anthology 166 Palms and travel essays on the website @Your Life is a Trip.” My forthcoming novel Matisse’s Chapel was a finalist in the San Francisco Writer's Conference Writing Contest.

Food Sharing, Barcelona Style

“Share everything,” tops the list of kindergarten lessons in Robert Fulghum’s book, All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Although I learned to share as a child, later in life I developed an aversion to sharing food with friends when dining out. When companions offered a […]

Travels with Rain Man

The movie “Rain Man” often came to mind when I vacationed in San Diego with my cousin Bob. He’s a 60-year-old man with an intellectual disability, much like the character Ray in the Oscar-winning 1988 film. Dustin Hoffman played Raymond, a man with autism nicknamed Ray and Rain […]

Finding peace

  Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. —Dalai Lama   Key West, Florida. On Key West’s Duval Street, I meandered past the trendy boutiques, seedy bars, and an array of restaurants, including Jimmy Buffet’s original Margaritaville. This was American kitsch at its […]