Linda Bates Margison

Writer * Editor * Dreamer


Family Relations

And The Band Didn’t Play On…

This blog often reveals my most vulnerable emotions. Writing is a vehicle through which I process my feelings, my thoughts, and even my grief. Before I can move on and produce content for this space, I first need to address… Continue Reading →

2016 drags in random thoughts, focuses passions

Writing my year-end and looking-forward blog posts has been difficult this year. I love to distract myself, it seems, so the past two mornings as I’ve perched at the computer to write, I’ve instead spent hours looking at New York… Continue Reading →

The joke’s on me, and it isn’t funny

I don’t like April Fool’s Day. I don’t like pranks or the silly jokes that populate that day. I don’t like malicious lies told for fun. I don’t like misleading other people, and then telling them your impending pregnancy, cheating… Continue Reading →

Grandma: Salty, spicy, sweet

I woke up this morning, and for the first time in my life, my grandma wasn’t there. I didn’t expect to feel such a hole in my life, but it’s there. She still lives on in my heart, this I… Continue Reading →

Goodbye… again

I have conflicting emotions. About 6:30 Saturday morning at Indianapolis International Airport — for the second time in just a couple of weeks — I will say goodbye to a son who is embarking on his new life. Even though… Continue Reading →

For heaven's sake, just give me the remote

Since I’ve been a bit under the weather this weekend, and it’s my first one without homework in more than a year, we’ve resorted to watching movies this weekend and doing that all-important task — cleaning out our Netflix queue…. Continue Reading →

College Evolution: Skype, Tweets, Texts & FB Posts

When I went off to college 26 years ago, my parents said goodbye and trusted I would be fine. The world was different then… blinder. By that, I mean we weren’t as connected. We didn’t have a constant connection to… Continue Reading →

Empty Nest: A Syndrome?

We’ve all heard of the phrase “empty nest,” but did you know it’s also a syndrome? Empty nest is the phrase coined to describe when all your children leave home. The syndrome portion involves depression, feelings of rejection, loss of… Continue Reading →

Day 6: Goodbye, New York, take care of my baby

Today is my birthday. I’m 44. I’ll always remember this day. Not because of my birthday, though. Today I finished coursework for my MFA in Creative Writing. But even bigger than that, I left my baby in New York City. By… Continue Reading →

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