Has becoming a senior citizen mellowed my sister? I honestly dare not write about the good fortune of my sister, as I fear I will jinx it. You know how my family is about OBA (the Old Bitch Above) and her unpredictable ways: 'don't get too comfortable, god knows what is around the corner'. That … Continue reading Loving my Sister
I was complaining about a photo album that I had inherited. I said to my son, this is not mine, really, I inherited it from my mother when she died. I told him, 'her friends made her this album when they gave her a surprise party for her 65th birthday. It is mostly pictures of … Continue reading Found: something I wrote for my mother when I became a mother
Last year as winter approached, we found tiny abandoned babies along the shore when we went for our evening walk. We'd be chatting, and then I'd hear a cry. Was it a bird? We'd pause, step back and listen and there, night after night, was another small, cold, hungry kitten. The first one was under … Continue reading Look for Sweetness
The Christmas season is here and I am very happy that so many of my friends and family are experiencing good fortune and positive changes in their lives. A lot of the people I know seem to have made conscious decisions to make changes and get on to the path of happy self realization. It … Continue reading Good Energy
A young couple moved into our rural coastal neighborhood, and I wondered which older couple would adopt them. There is always one older couple that a younger couple depends on. This is a common relationship in our rural neighbourhood. People reach out to each other. When we are away from home, we create a new … Continue reading The Spirit of Aging is Love
October 2022 The small spruce and burning bush that we planted in front of my study window have become substantial and gnarled, radiating out from their original plant, allowing for dead in the middle and providing empty hollows for bird nests. Through an open patch in the branches, I can see our small crab apple … Continue reading WONDER
Metamorphosis continues! MAY 24, 2015 / MEGDEDWARDS / EDIT An old post from 2015 that I can still stand by. It is true that I still have to edit that novel that I almost finished, but I was, to be honest, happily diverted when I found out how much I enjoyed playwriting! I decided to try playwriting because I … Continue reading Still changing, still growing, still writing..
I'll admit I smoked pot here and there when I was a young adult, pretty much if anyone handed me a pipe or joint. I didn't think about it much and it didn't concern me if I had some, or if I didn't. I never thought that pot was necessary for a good time. I … Continue reading Is Pot the Answer?
To the Public Emergency Commission October 20, 2022 The last year of my life shook my world view and changed my political affiliations. I am still waiting to see normalcy return but I suspect we now live in a new world where my individual rights are no longer respected or protected. I am frightened for … Continue reading To the Public Emergency Commission
The Jew, the Fag n' the Hag. That's us. My husband, my youngest son and myself. I'm being 'semi-facetious' but these words do describe a demographic that we individually fit. We can't completely escape this reductionism because it is a part of what makes up our identities. My husband is Jewish, my son is trans … Continue reading The Jew, the Fag ‘n the Hag