Maggie Turner: Page by Page

Rain!

In the very early morning I awoke to the soft patter of raindrops. Immediately I was awake and stood at the open window, thrilled. It lasted about an hour. I did wake Attila to tell …

Forest Fires

It doesn’t come as a surprise, but that doesn’t make it any less upsetting. Attila says we haven’t had an adequate rainfall here since June 11. Things are tinder dry. There are dead and dying …

Drought

When we bought the little house in the city there was a great deal of carpeting in the house. The carpet in the back bedroom was thick with mould, the colour of the carpet buried …

Turning Point

Like a hot house flower, I am adjusting to my new environment. The first week of physically challenging work the pain was extreme. I’ve kept at it, pacing myself, using pain killers, heating pads and …