( – :  Hello, my name is Karrie Loomis  : -)

The question why has always been a driving force in my life. And, of course, once a sailor –naut means sailor–always a sailor.  Welcome to my blog-site: WHYNAUT. : – )KarrieI grew up in Mason, Michigan: a rural town that had a non-diverse population of only 7275 people. In 1995, I finished high school and then gave the next six years of my life to US Navy. (My favorite thing to say about the Navy is that joining and getting out were the two best decisions I ever made.) After I completed the electronics technician schools, I was fortunate to get stationed in Greece for eleven months. Then I spent the last three years of my service stationed on-board the USS Carter Hall, which took me to various US ports as well as 18 countries throughout South America, Africa, and the Mediterranean. As a sailor, I worked, lived, and played with a diverse group of people. My experience in the Navy gave me an appreciation—fascination—of humanity’s cultures and religions. After my enlistment, I went to college and in 2004, graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with a B.S. in psychology, minor in religious studies. On my own time, I continue to study religions and philosophies of the world. My current favorite studies in that regard include Hinduism and Eastern Yoga. A few years after college, I watched the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know,” which gave me an interest in quantum physics. And so, at times, I also study physics. 

I am a writer, living in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I volunteer on the board of directors for the Hampton Roads Writers Organization, and am an assistant organizer/hostess for Tidewater Writers. I am also a volunteer, student, and outreach teacher at The Muse Writers Center.

The Rocking Horse, a stranger-danger, middle grade, fiction, is my first published book. I currently write nonfiction essays and am working on a book club fiction novel.

You can contact me through the form below or email me directly at: karrie@karrieloomis.com

Karrie4“Never utter these words: ‘I do not know this, therefore it is false,’ One must study to know; know to understand; understand to judge.”   -Apothegm of Narada

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”   -Nikola Tesla

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”  -Henry Ford

“Somebody thought of that and someone believed it and look what it’s done so far.”  –Kermit the Frog

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