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I’m a middle-aged woman who loves writing and who takes great pedantic joy in proofreading. I cringe badly when I see a misplaced apostrophe, or a your instead of you’re. But when I hear some of my fellow pedantic word … Continue reading

yes, real

I just wrote a poem about online friendships. In tears.

work in progress

they tell me itโ€™s not real
they say these friendships arenโ€™t the same as
face to face,
meeting for coffee, being in
the same
physical location

and yet
these tears I cry today are real
as are you, the friend who has justโ€ฆ
โ€ฆvanished

it is easier to vanish
in the online world

and I will probably never know
what happened
and you, my friend
will never know
what a very real hole you left
in my heart



I wish you well, and I will miss you.






ยฉ Meirav M. 2016

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Online grieving

I didn’t change my online headshot to the Peace for Paris image, nor did I add a French flag overlay. Does that mean I don’t care about those who were killed there on Friday night?

It doesn’t. Of course not.

But what about those people who did? Some will say it shows they care, and yet others say it’s a shallow, superficial gesture Continue reading

My love affair with hashtags (#itscomplicated)

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I love hashtags. How did I ever live without them? They have become part of my internet language, a totally essential part of the way I communicate with people on social media. But strangely, on the platform where the hashtag … Continue reading