About

Who am I?
My name is Molly and I arrived late to the writing desk, but am forever grateful my second act took this direction instead of adult tricycle racing or hoarding cats.

I grew up on a potato farm in northern Maine, where I wore a snowsuit over both my Halloween costume and my Easter dress. No one knows for sure if my ideas result from eating too many carbs, or childhood exposure to herbicides.

I have ‘practiced’ professional nursing for *mumble,mumble* years, and someday hope I’ll be competent or retired, whichever comes first. My husband, Patrick, is watching for early signs of dementia, and will have me put in a home when I show an enthusiasm for camping.

When I’m not writing, working or watching the New England Patriots win super bowls, I love to spend time with our son, daughter-in-law and two perfect grandsons.

The blog
Shallow Reflections was born from a running joke between Patrick and me. We said it was our shallowness that brought us together, and keeps us together to this day.

Most of my posts are lighthearted writings on a variety of topics, from my love affair with white potatoes to why I avoid medical imaging. 

Some posts to get you started
If you are new to my blog here are a few posts to get you started and I hope you’ll be back for more. My mission is to give you some free laughter, sparing no personal expense in the process. Don’t be surprised if occasionally I write something serious.

Seen wading in the following locations 
I am a featured contributor for: Humor OutcastsSixty and Me, and am part of the Bangor Daily News blogging network.

My guest posts have appeared on: Better after 50Erma Bombeck Writer’s WorkshopSizzling Towards 60Mostly Blogging, Menopausal Mother, and Smorgasbord.

I’m a winner!

I’m thrilled to be amongst the winners of the 2017 National Society of Newspaper Columnists Writing contest. I won third place for General Interest, Online, Blog, Multimedia, Under 100,000 unique visitors.

These are the posts I submitted to win the contest:

Let’s make a connection
I’d love to get to know you better!

Contact me by email: molly@shallowreflections.com

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