Who Is Emily Hedges?

Emily Hedges

Emily Hedges

Emily’s not just any writer. She’s a good one!  Emily’s review of Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s controversial sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, appeared on Views from the Edge on Thursday.

Parenting three adopted children with husband Joe, she carries a history of courageously outgrowing herself. Today she’s thriving at Dartmouth College, earning her master’s degree in creative writing and student-teaching basic writing to undergrads. Kay and I became friends the Hedges during their time here in Minnesota.

New Hampshire is politically hot right now in the run-up to the New Hampshire Presidential Primaries. Donald Trump is making it big.  So what happens when conservative parents from Oklahoma take over the television during a family visit in New Hampshire?

You may recognize yourself in this highly personal piece. She’s sensitive to her parents, although she no longer agrees with their conservative, apocalyptic view of the world. She constantly struggles with when to bite her tongue and when to speak up. Now that her children are old enough to be influenced by their beliefs, the stakes have never been higher.

Check back with Views from the Edge for her story Trumped.

  • Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, September 5, 2015.

2 thoughts on “Who Is Emily Hedges?

  1. I read your most recent post, “Trumped just now.” Seems to be like so much I have observed, in conservative rural areas – and the sickening effects of Fox New’s careful pandering to their fears, with very little verifiable information also precented. A major crime – – – of absolute misinformation spread as gospel. And swallowed.

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    • The appearance of certainty in an uncertain time. The appearance of answers when the answers are few, as in David Brook’s chilling op ed piece in the NYT on ISIS and no apparent way to deal with it effectively. “Making America great again” appeals to the underlying belief in American exceptionalism. Etc. Etc. Etc.

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