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Susannah’s Fall, Winter Reading List, 2020-2021
Category Archives: art
The Statue of Liberty has an 879 size foot, a 35 foot waist and a face 8 feet long. Now that’s what I call a big girl. French President, Charles de Gaulle was 6’5, an inch taller than Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading
There’s nothing wrong with not knowing something. Unfortunately many people are ashamed to ask. I was like that, feeling small because I hadn’t attended college. When people now are surprised by this, it makes me smile. A woman I knew … Continue reading
I couldn’t help getting teary when I saw the art President Biden chose for the Oval Office. A President can hang artwork from the White House’s own collection, or borrow from museums for his term in office. President Obama had … Continue reading
I’m walking up Madison after my run, looking at all the stores boarded up like an old abandoned movie set, fearing post election looting. There are two young construction workers sipping coffee by the corner synagogue I can’t help looking … Continue reading
Yes, I have an undeniably ghoulish streak. Consider it part of my charm, spawned from all the biographies and True crime books I’ve read. To quote the late, great Diana Vreeland, dying of a heart attack at 85 claiming she … Continue reading
Everyone could use some babying, once in a while… or at the very least, 40 winks. And let’s face it, good friends, these days, are hard to find. And that includes, a good nanny. Takes someone pretty special letting you … Continue reading
By Childe Hassam (1859-1935), hung in the Oval Office requested by John F. Kennedy from Washington’s National Gallery, during the 1000 days of his short, but memorable administration.
Not that I’m surprised, but after interviewing, Mr. Salam, the mask salesman on 86th and First, who said his leopard is his best seller, cheetah the runner up, I remembered fashion has the last say. “Me weef, she con’t not … Continue reading
I’ve often compared writing to having a child you cherish and protect, the way a bear defends her cub. An art, according to Webster, is a skill doing a specified thing, improved through practice. It’s personal, no matter the packaging, … Continue reading