Maggie at the park, 2010
Maggie at the park, 2010


What is there to say? I am a female born after World War II. I did not experience affluence, comfort, or acceptance in my youth and ceased to yearn for them. Some thought I was beautiful, some thought I had a fine mind, some thought of me as an opportunity to exploit, and some loved me. That is what others thought of me.

Here you will find what I think of myself.

Canadian Maggie Turner writes and publishes poetry, photography, and a personal journal online. Her work reflects the current way of life in Canada, embracing Canada’s past, present, and future in a unique portrayal of everyday life. Maggie’s voice is one of the many that actively depict the rich diversity of Canadian culture.

Maggie’s journal has been online since October 1999.  From that time until June 11, 2010, Maggie published her journal on a “static” web site, a web site coded by hand and created before the era of the “blog”.  The web site is still online for anyone who wishes to read the early entries.  The original site also features Maggie’s poetry and photography.

In order to adopt new technology, Maggie began using WordPress blogging software in June of 2010.

Maggie and her partner Attila are Urbansteading in Ontario, Canada.  Urbansteading is a term Maggie created for how they live. Maggie’s ancestors were homesteaders, as they came to Ontario in the 1700 and 1800s to create a new life, with a tent, one blanket per person, their axe, and a shovel.  Urbansteading is a luxurious by comparison.

Page by Page, Poetry, Photography

October 1999 to June 11, 2010:
Maggie’s Archive 1999 -2010

June 12, 2010 to present:
Maggie’s Blog

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Hi maggie. I’m a published author. I recently read your description of your granddad making maple syrup and would love to interview you for my upcoming book, Sweet Maple. Please reach out to me if you are interested… SoulyRested.com