Category Archives: Books

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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Speaking the Same Language

 I ran into Alice, a former neighbor, running with her daughter. First question we always have for one another is, so what are you reading? I start carrying on about a novel called Belgravia, written by Julien Fellowes who wrote … Continue reading

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John McCain…A Hero and Then Some

My temper lies dormant. I’m like a fighter who knows his fists are lethal weapons, so it’s best to keep them hidden. In my case, my tongue will get me into trouble if I’m not careful. In AA they warn … Continue reading

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Asia Argento, We Have a Problem

I’m still in mourning for Anthony Bourdain, so this new flare-up with his lady friend, Asia Agento, really has my interest. She allegedly, in 2013 sexually assaulted fellow actor, Jimmy Bennett, when he was 17 and she, 37. She denies … Continue reading

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A Word for the Woebegone

 Now there’s a word, but not the one I’m about to dissect in all its dismal glory, though a sister word meaning…sad. My friend David will always zero in on one that tends to give me pause. This time it … Continue reading

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