About me: Rachel McAlpine, once a child, always a writer
Why do people hate and fear old age? Why is it so hard to see ourselves as belonging to the kingdom of old? Why does my own ageing seem overall a positive thing? What should I do with these age-related changes? What do other people think and feel and do? What am I for? How can I help?
Those questions puzzle me as I meander past my 80th year, and I explore them through poems, books, podcast and blog. Phenomenal luck has figured in my making, but that won’t stop me dying one day.
One thing I know: I’m a writer, have been ever since I was a young girl. Through writing I try to make sense of life, especially (now) the strange experience of growing old. I also love drawing and taking photographs, preferably odd ones.
Talk to me! You know I like it.
And if you like what I do, you can help me such a lot with just a tiny monthly tip or a once-only donation. Thank you!