The filter that monitors what comes out of my mouth was defective from day one. Southern women don’t recognize these as flaws; we call them eccentricities.
I gave my eccentricity a name – Mary Margaret.
Unconventional, nonconformist and more than a tad rebellious, Mary Margaret doesn’t give a rip what others think about her and often says what I wish I’d said.
A free spirit, she ignores my plea to be more circumspect, measure words and think before speaking. She has caused me embarrassment, created chaos and gotten me into all kinds of difficult situations.
Mary Margaret discounts literary snobs who advise against writing or reading political or highly opinionated essays. She believes that people who don’t express their political opinion deserve to live with the outcome of their complacency.
When she demands to be heard she is featured as a guest blogger.