Category Archives: creative writing

Books Should Be Read

My late step-father had a huge book collection he treated like, pulp Polo ponies. I think it was the reason he married my mother, because she was the only one who was willing to dust them all. Once visiting, I … Continue reading

Posted in Books, creative writing, Culture, Family, History, humanity, inspiration, parents, readng, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 82 Comments

Susannah’s Fall, Winter Reading list…2020-2021

If there was ever a perfect time to read, it was during our imposed shelter-in-place, forced to be idle, no choice but sitting still. I, thanks to Amazon, after running through the 9 books taken from the library on their … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol, Books, Cinema, creative writing, Culture, History, humanity, humor, inspiration, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 74 Comments

Adamantine…An Unshakeable Word

This word came my way while reading a book on Theodore Roosevelt, who used it to describe his wife, Edith, derived from the adjective, adamant, meaning… refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind: declaring one unbreakable.   Edith … Continue reading

Posted in Books, creative writing, Culture, Family, grace, History, humanity, humor, inspiration, Love, Politics, words, writing | Tagged , , , | 89 Comments

Say Nothing…Say It Often

It’s so hard to shut-up…to refrain from comment, silence your tongue, hold that verbal fire. They should teach it as an alternate language, same as Spanish, or French. When the woman rubbernecking me at the market, her cart, scraping my … Continue reading

Posted in animals, creative writing, Culture, food, Home, humanity, humor, New York City, words | Tagged , , | 80 Comments

Tit for Tat

I’m in the Park. It’s close to 10 as I sit on a bench hoping no one joins me besides the breeze that’s blowing through my hair. All I want are a few minutes of mask-less reading time. Is that … Continue reading

Posted in creative writing, Culture, Fashion, humanity, humor, inspiration, Love, New York City, readng, Women and men, words, writing | Tagged , , , | 45 Comments

And I Quote…

Where do they come from, these pithy, memorable sayings that last the test of time? Are the quotable examples of genius, or merely portals on behalf of the Divine, who clearly has a sense of humor. Some of my favorites… … Continue reading

Posted in Books, creative writing, Culture, grace, Gratitude, humanity, humor, inspiration, Uncategorized, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 51 Comments

Carving Your Niche

To piggyback my last post, I marvel at the way some people are resuming their regular rhythms in the best way possible. In the Park, for instance, two trainers have created a 40 minute dance workout, one can join at … Continue reading

Posted in animals, creative writing, Culture, fitness, humanity, humor, inspiration, nature, New York City, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 89 Comments

Takes So Little

I was having a trying day, so when I came home and found raspberries in front of my door, it changed my channel, so to speak. I have a neighbor I rarely see, but we leave things for each other. … Continue reading

Posted in creative writing, Culture, food, friendship, grace, Gratitude, Health, humanity, humor, inspiration, New York City, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 80 Comments

Best Story of the Week…August 20th

I’m at the Breast Torture Center for my annual mammogram. As I enter, a Latina in navy scrubs jumps in front of me and says, “Don’t go any further,” as she whips out a thermometer she shoves in my ear. … Continue reading

Posted in creative writing, Culture, Health, humanity, humor, media, New York City, Politics, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 55 Comments

So Long Pete

Pete Hamill died on Wednesday at the impressive age of 85. He was everything I wanted to be as a writer: brave, passionate, prolific and humble, when people called out his name. I remember meeting him on Astor Place right … Continue reading

Posted in Books, creative writing, Culture, grace, Gratitude, Health, History, humanity, inspiration, Love, media, New York City, parents, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 25 Comments