Author Archive: Margaret
Margaret Barney is a 42 year old mom, writer, and the woman behind Just Margaret. Ordinarily shying away from incendiary topics like politics and religion, every now and then she feels compelled to write about them.
A few days ago, three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years detention for what the presiding judge called “Hooliganism motivated by Religious Hatred.” This stemmed from an incident in March, when Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich were arrested subsequent to staging a protest of Vladimir [...]
I used to take for granted my excellent vision. That’s been the case far longer than my vision has been, in fact, excellent. Back when my eyeballs were younger–younger, and more agile—I didn’t really give my vision a lot of thought. I didn’t have to. It was just…there. I’m finding it takes my [...]
Everyone is looking for ways to save a few bucks these days. With gas costing what it does, and supermarket prices going up weekly (or so it seems), every penny counts. Here are three small and easy ways to cut back without feeling the pinch: 1. Stop buying Cooking Spray Do you know how far [...]
As a sufferer of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), you may understand that these shorter days can really harsh on my easy. It’s not just me…lots of people suffer from SAD during the winter months, and there are various ways to mitigate the difficulties to which SAD can contribute. As my sister is similarly afflicted, she offered [...]