Hi there! I’m really glad you’re here.
I am a singer, actress, religious educator, and writer living in Boston.
In addition to teaching religion, I conduct a few liturgical choirs, run half-marathons, read books, practice yoga, and follow politics. In addition to singing opera, I perform in concerts and musical theater. You can read my professional bio elsewhere on this site.
Not too long ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I had a bowel resection in early 2015 as well as a temporary ostomy, and had to rebuild my health after many sick and sedentary months. Though I am in remission and feeling much improved, I don’t think I will ever shake the lessons I learned from being so weak for so long. And, frankly, I don’t think I would ever want to.
My journey in writing began with a travel blog I wrote during a summer I was singing in Italy. After my return I discovered I wanted to write more, that I enjoyed learning from the world and sharing what I’ve learned. I discovered that I have things that I want to say, so I kept writing. For five years my blog was called “Felice Mi Fa”, which was really clever but not so easy to pronounce.
Spirituality and identity are major interests of mine. I seriously considered naming this blog “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret.”
I’m a New Englander through and through, reared in northern Connecticut and now living in Boston. My husband is also a New Englander, and after four years as a commuter couple we are happy to be living together in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.