Category Archives: Books

History Changed Me

When my friend David mentioned he drove to Galena, Illinois, it got me thinking of General U.S. Grant, who lived there for a time. Funny I should know that, but then again, not really. I never read much as a … Continue reading

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Most Poignant Story of the Week

I met a woman in the park with a Corgi. You don’t see many of what’s been coined the Queen’s dogs, since it’s not one of your more popular breeds. They’re so funny looking they’re cute, with their large heads … Continue reading

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Shame on HU-mer

You know where I’d be without my sense of humor? In the nearest nuthouse, that’s where. Apparently my silly little Beagle piece https://athingirl.com/2018/10/ was not received well by someone, feeling it necessary to send me a personal email to tell … Continue reading

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The Shiksa Diaries

Shiksa is Yiddish for a non-Jewish woman, a phrase meant to be a tad insulting. Its roots stem from the Hebrew word, sheketz, meaning impure and the object of loathing. I, on the other hand, always take it as a … Continue reading

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Too Hungry For Words

I’ve been on an Agatha Christie binge immersed in her classic, uncluttered prose. Simple language, yet working your imagination as if her hero, Hercule Poirot, and you, were one. She really ignites your wanderlust since, After Death on the Nile, … Continue reading

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Bob Woodward’s FEAR

I’ve just finished FEAR: The MP in the White House, fast and furious, like the trashy tabloid read it is, not meant as an insult, just a seasoned reader’s point of view. It’s entertaining, as if the National Enquirer became … Continue reading

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The Kavanaugh Dog and Pony Show

The Kavanaugh hearings have me going. I keep seeing that poor woman mewling her truth, whose life may never be the same because of it. She was no Cosby girl showing up with pluck and swagger. No, Christine Blasey Ford, … Continue reading

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Worst Story of the Week…September 27

I was accosted at Starbucks by a guy I know who reads my blog. Why, has always been a mystery since he seems to HATE everything I write. As I was putting in my customary 25 packets of sugar into … Continue reading

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How One Praise

Abraham Lincoln was known for his kindness toward others, how he pardoned so many men, even on the day he died, always looking for ways to explain a soldier’s misbehavior. Desertion, for example, he viewed as acute homesickness that just couldn’t … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Fall, Winter Reading list…2018-2019

I always say, I rarely read fiction, but who am I kidding, after spending the whole summer reading almost nothing but. My friend Joanne is to blame, always cooing over a novel to literally lose yourself in, turning out she’s … Continue reading

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