It's Me, Margaret.


August 2014

hot and bothered

Dearly beloved, this has not been a good week. After a long life of service, and following a lingering illness, our AC motor passed away yesterday. And it’s August. In coastal South Carolina. The motor’s been on life support for a while… Continue Reading →

Blogger’s Remorse

Conversation at the Old Bull Tavern last night…   Guy Friend #1: Hey, it’s good to see you! But if I have to see one more link to on Facebook… (Laughs)   Me: I know. Please feel free to… Continue Reading →

Climbing the family tree

I got involved in a private Facebook group last week called “The Shinn Family: From England to New Jersey and Beyond.” If you did not grow up with the last name “Shinn” or marry someone who did (or have parents who… Continue Reading →

the light of an intolerable sun…

reverie on an unmowed lawn

We are lazy people at our house. I mean seriously lazy. We usually get all the crucial stuff done – meet our work deadlines, get our child to school, pay the bills, etc. – but the little things tend to… Continue Reading →

Angst, thy name is Margaret

I had a little existential crisis yesterday. (Okay, that sounds overdramatic. Let’s just call it a “moment of angst.”) I stumbled upon an article at Patheos written by a Presbyterian minister (that’s my denomination) who doesn’t believe in God anymore…… Continue Reading →

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