Category Archives: Books

Good Writing

I’m reading essays by journalist, Pete Hamill, a favorite writer of mine.  If I had picked up, Piecework, earlier, it would have led my latest reading list. Compiled in 1996, I recall reading this collection then, but his writing has … Continue reading

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Not Seeing Is Believing

I’m not religious, at least I don’t think I am.  After my dear mother wielded Catholicism like a machete, I’ve hung up my bible for good, at least I think I have. I was 40 before realizing, God wouldn’t strike … Continue reading

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Susannah’s 2017-2018 Fall, Winter Reading List

I’ve done a lot of reading these hot, summer months, my new passion being… TRUE CRIME. Who knew Agatha Christie, with a shot of America’s Most Wanted, bubbled through my bloodstream.  I should have been tipped off by my O.J. … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

The expression…your name is mud, some say, came from Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was convicted and jailed in 1865, for setting John Wilkes Booth’s broken leg, after he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln.  Though pardoned by President Andrew Johnson, released … Continue reading

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Three Naked Men

I’ve been feeding cats. I know, you were hoping for a little porn on a sultry Sunday, but I will say, it was like having lunch with three hot, longshoremen, just with tails. Buddy is the biggest…white and tan,   like … Continue reading

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First Family History

I picked up a book called, First Families (2005), by Bonnie Angelo, that’s filled with fascinating facts of the men, along with their wives and children, who’ve lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.    I loved knowing Teddy Roosevelt, my favorite president, … Continue reading

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An Appropriate Word

The late, great Bill Hicks, when he was bored, read the dictionary.  I didn’t quite get it at the time, but sure do now, since I too have come to love words.

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Best Story Of The Week

I’m sitting in a cafe having tea, lost in thought, I gather…looking a bit lonely; an uneaten pastry before me, an unopened book on my lap. A pretty, young girl, no more than twenty, sidles over and says,” Ma’am, I … Continue reading

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Back In Step

I’ve been a member of Al-Anon, a 12-Step program for those affected by the aftershocks of alcohol, for 12 years. I stopped attending meetings due to my hearing loss, but two weeks ago, went back. It was the best decision … Continue reading

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JFK at 100

That’s the one good thing about dying young, you still look pretty good, and how uncanny to have May 29 of this very special milestone, fall on Memorial Day. I’ll bet he would have smiled at that. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, … Continue reading

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