Kate Van Dis Creative Content




Blogging for Detail & Design Studio, "Committing to Creativity When the Going Gets Tough:

"In a recent episode of Girls, Lena Dunham’s character Hannah interviews a famous female author. “Childlessness,” crows the older (and very successful) woman, “is the natural state of the female author.” Hannah, a writer, has just discovered that she is pregnant. Ouch.

Well, Hannah, I’ve got good news and bad news: it’s not kids that beat the creativity out of you. It’s being an adult."





blogging for The Durham Originals, "Harvesting at Hub Farm:"

"Just a few years ago, the plot of land across from Northern High School and adjacent to Eno Valley Elementary was nothing but untamed woodlands and an unruly field of head-high grass. Today, that plot of land is the Durham Public Schools’ Hub Farm, thirty acres of field, stream, farm, and forest where students come to learn about environmental stewardship, sustainable farming, and health and nutrition. Hub farmers Reid Rosemond and Grant Ruhlman are extra busy this time of year, helping visiting students get their hands in the dirt and their feet on the trail."





"Have you always wanted an empowered wine-purchasing experience? Have you ever found yourself wishing you could tell a wine seller, with confidence, exactly what you want? As in, “I like dry, full-bodied wines with black fruit, medium acidity, and fine tannin”? For many people, that kind of language is intimidating and unfamiliar. And yet, understanding the nuances of fine wine doesn’t have to be as complicated as it may first appear. So, how does one find such confidence and, in turn, such vocabulary?"