Author Mary McGrath

Mary McGrath is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in a number of publications including:Chicken Soup for the Soul (Jan. 2019), Newsweek, Wall St. Journal,,, LANG Newspaper Group, and Good Housekeeping, Please find her work at

losing someone
Losing Someone We Love

We are now at the age that things are starting to happen to our friends and family, with the pace escalating as we get older. 

Demise of a dancer
Demise Of The Dancer

Sally’s mind rolls backward to that fateful evening at 15, when her mother, diluting her sorrows with another round of gin, insisted her daughter needed to “try a little harder”.

My socks
What Happened To My Socks??

Do all of us start failing at these easy tasks? I hope not. I don’t think losing socks has much to do with age, but it’s easy to blame yourself.

ability in the kitchen
Cooking Is Not My Style

When I was about 27, I attempted to make rice for the first time. I grew up watching I Love Lucy, and that was part of the problem.

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