Prayers from an Agnostic

Dear God, Goddess, Heavenly Father, All-Knowing Being, Creator of the Universes, Connector of All Things, Hi. Hey There. Hello. – It’s me, Mary Phelan McChesney Toohey. Maybe you already know that. I’m not really sure how to greet you – or what to say at all actually. I just have a lot on my mind […]

Off-Line Writing in 2019

Greetings Friends and Family! As 2019 Winds to a close (I cannot believe this) I have realized that my writing has taken place mainly off-line this year. I found myself more often than not scribbling away in a random notebook or voice texting notes to myself to write up later – again – with paper […]

Memorializing Erich

On This Day. 2 Years Ago. We Memorialized Erich McChesney at First Pres. in VB with songs, hugs, speeches, prayer, tears and bagpipes – and then the next day we set him free out on the water off 47th street with more hugs, love, toasts and songs. I wanted to grab all of the kind […]

Erich Gerald McChesney March 30, 1973-May 6, 2016

Published two years ago today, and it still reads like I wrote the words yesterday. It makes me happy to share this story about you Erich – even though it only captures a sliver of your life and the person you were – I think it gives those who knew you fond memories of our […]