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 […]

MoMo, Monkey and Mouse: An Anthology by Day

mouse

Friday: OMG OMG OMG OMG a Mouse. In the House. Quick – get the broom and the bucket We will dispense of this little creature without haste.   Saturday: Well. This is unpleasant. So unpleasantness is what we will rain down on this world. All forms a warfare will be enlisted. It will be a […]

Room to Breathe

It’s a strange feeling waking up With a different man in the room. Uncomfortably Comfortable. The feeling of his deep exhale filling the room already full of stale memories. I did not think there was still space to fill inside this house. What a pleasant surprise. While taking in all the heat and caffeine of […]

Slowly Burning

The pain rises like a fresh blister from an oven rack. Startling me with intensity. What a stupid mistake. How did that happen? I was staring the danger right in the face. Now it’s searing my skin. Not enough to be visible – but just enough so that I can imagine what a worse version […]

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 […]

March 28th 2016

I was Visiting Erich McChesney’s page today (March 28th 2018) and saw a video he had made a few years back…. great memories. On this morning in 2016 Dr. Agola and Dr. Nelson began a long (much longer than expected) day of operating trying to made E a new artery in that big ole brain […]

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 […]