Hello and welcome!
I’ve been somewhat cryptic here in the past and I thought it was time I update this “about” page to reflect more of me and this blog.
My name is Megan (that is the easiest way to spell that name – no extra a’s or unexpected h’s), and I am middle-aged at this time of writing. Forty-five this year. I am ten years with my partner Brian, and have a step-daughter who is now twenty years old (and awesome).
For a many years we all lived in East Vancouver, BC in a house we called the Urban Crow Bungalow. That house was home to many fine parties, salons, and social events – plus the birth of our band Lone Crow Jubilee (now defunct).
A couple of years ago, Brian and I realized that despite the fact we are a decade or more away from retirement, our real estate situation (owning a house in the most expensive city in the universe) might allow us to sell out and mostly move to the country. That’s when we bought our house on Gabriola Island which we named Birdsong. Like our last house, this is also a place of parties, house concerts, and other social events. Hosting is something we do well together.
Brian travels for work into Vancouver three days per week where he shares a condo with his daughter, and I now work from home full time in my digital communications role for the federal government. Being apart frequently has its challenges, but the space also gives us both time to pursue different friendships and activities. When he is in the city, I spend pretty much all my time in my sewing/weaving studio!
I have blogged here as Red Cedar since 2004, and before that on Livejournal for a couple of years (those archives have gone into the ether) – and over those 15+ years my interests have changed quite a lot. The things I currently write about include sewing, knitting, weaving, crochet, writing, reading, canning, cooking, community politics and zazen (zen meditation). Over the years I have also posted quite a lot about mental health, music, liberal studies grad school, homesteading and gardening, environmental politics, philosophy, urban living and cycling.
Basically, whatever I do, I also write about – and even though I’m not sure how interesting that is to others – this blog is a long ingrained habit.
I welcome comments and connections via the blog interface, or email and can be reached at Megan dot e dot adam *at* gmail.com.