Category Archives: comedy

Shove Thy Neighbor

I’m in the elevator with a woman in a fur coat I think lives on 12.  She’s in her 80s, still snappily dressed, but occasionally stalls like a Chevy forgetting where she’s parked. I was told by her daughter, if … Continue reading

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Hicks 56

I write a homage to the late Bill Hicks twice a year…February 26, the day he took flight, and on his birthday, which is today, normally with great cheer. Recently, on three occasions, readers questioned the validity of my relationship … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Spring, Summer Reading List 2017

 After being called a serial reader, So many books, so little time, doesn’t apply to me, reading nonstop regardless of where I am.    That’s the key, to have one with you at all times so you can sneak a … Continue reading

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Stapled Shut

Only I would get stuck on an elevator buying batteries at Staples, the Gap of office supplies. It’s a one flight-er, an escalator going back down. I’m on it along with a black woman the size of Kansas needing post-its … Continue reading

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Bill Hicks…A Lion In Winter

Today would have been Bill’s 55th birthday.  I tend to celebrate it like any other poignant anniversary, with revered remembrance and lots of love. I wrote once about how we’d turn one another on to movies we loved, the other … Continue reading

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A Public Service Announcement

Life can be quite uncanny at times, so when I found myself at an audition for a PSA to warn the world on the perils of pancreatic cancer, I could only shake my head sobbing, all the way through it. … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy Still

I’m in a summer swoon attempting to rise above the clouds, minus a silo of alcohol. It’s hard competing with vodka on the rocks, but Lucille Ball is indeed a contender, her classic reruns beating Prozac in the antidepressant department. … Continue reading

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Day Of The Dead…LIVE

I have an image, where everyone I know who’s dead, are all at the same cocktail party having a grand old time. Hicks, Jack, Joyce, Nancy, Phil, my grandfather, even Auntie Ida, who in unison all cluck… “Susannah, trust us … Continue reading

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The Late Not Always So Great Garry Shandling

No, I am not being purposely mean and genuinely feel sorry for his passing.  But do have a story etched in my memory…a scar of sorts, I don’t harbor, but can’t deny is there. It was 1990 when I was … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Talking

Remember the movie when Kirstie Alley plays the mom and Bruce Willis did the voice of the baby? I was sitting on a bench in front of Dean and Deluca, a neighborhood coffee joint, when a woman came by parking … Continue reading

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