Maureen Montague
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Write, Edit, Rewrite… Repeat (For Millie)

Posted on June 5, 2016 at 5:48pm 3 Comments

It was about fifteen months ago that I turned forty. Not an easy birthday to begin with, it was made more difficult by situational stuff. Unfixable stressors at the job I had at that time, relationship struggles, etc… I knew to count my blessings, which include healthy children and wonderful friends. Still, I gave in to a two day pity party. My major complaint: my life hadn’t turned out the way I had wanted it to by the time I turned forty.

It seems that milestones like big birthdays…


What’s Left Standing After the Tsunami

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 9:37am 3 Comments

Today marks the five year anniversary of the catastrophic tsunami that hit Japan, leading to a cascading nuclear disaster at a power plant. It was a terrible thing to lose 19,000 humans to a natural disaster that was exacerbated by a human-caused disaster. But in the end, no one meant for anything bad to happen. Sometimes, the tidal wave hits and it is going to do what it will do, and survivors have to get up and get on with things.

My husband went to Japan with his daughter as part…



Posted on November 5, 2015 at 12:51pm 4 Comments


The end of daylight savings time took whatever energy this year had from it last weekend. It’s dark by five here, which means I am sleepy by seven. I have a Two Hour Theory, which is that my body wants to sleep two hours after sunset.  In the summer I nod off at 11:30. In the winter, I want…


Messages Left Behind

Posted on October 14, 2015 at 9:52am 4 Comments

In a few days I will make a walk down the aisle. This redo at love & marriage is welcome, joyous, and the last attempt. “Til’ death do us part” never meant so much the first time I married, but it means a lot now. Who knows where my winding course will take me, but as with the pregnancy with my second child, I am sure this is the last time I will have this particular experience. There are some family members dead and gone who I wish I could share my big day with, none so much as Grandma…


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