Category Archives: Culture

Best Story of the Week…October 17

My doorman and his wife adopted a new puppy. Sunny, is her name, and she’s part Beagle, part Lab with a little Pitt tossed in. Her mother, clearly, was a busy girl. When I asked how Sunny was doing, Mike … Continue reading

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Flip Your Seat

I’m at the library on Sunday when they first open, looking forward to a nice, long read. Their reading room, resembling a huge living room with sofas and easy chairs, is sure to be empty, so I’m sure to get … Continue reading

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Club Med

No, I’m not in Waikiki, I’m referring to my spanking new meditation practice that’s a vacation all in itself, just without leaving the house. For ten minutes twice a day, beginning and end, I shut down my mind leaving a … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 11

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement…7:15 a.m. From sundown to sundown, one fasts in quiet contemplation, repenting for any wrongdoing committed throughout the year. I’m on the runner’s track headed for home, when I come upon two boys, perhaps … Continue reading

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Good Training

So here I am on the Number 6 at 4: a.m. on a Saturday, headed downtown to an early job. One can’t help but be impressed by the New York City subway system, even when it misbehaves, being the Concorde … Continue reading

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More Things You May Not Know

The quote, To Thine Own Self Be True, comes from Hamlet, Polonius giving his son, Laertes, some good fatherly advice. It also graces the AA coins one gathers, symbolizing another grateful year of sobriety. That Shakespeare, they don’t call it … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 26

  I’m sitting on a bench at Central Park’s 72nd Street boat pond, watching mostly nannies launch miniature yachts and model sailboats their badly behaved charges ignore, more intrigued by ducks, each other and the hotdog cart. It’s the Upper … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Fall, Winter Reading list…2019-2020

If writing is rewriting, than it makes sense that reading is rereading, finding myself guilty as charged. Whether it’s Hemingway’s, Movable Feast, or Daphne du Maurier’s, Rebecca, you’ll often find me swooning on a familiar page. To name a few: … Continue reading

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But Who Asked Me?

As we know, the well-to-do love buying things, and that includes the 4-legged they leave behind on weekends since, according to Muffy, Socrates doesn’t do well in the country. So the maid, they overpay to ease their guilt, stays at … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 13

On route home, crossing Park waiting for the light to change, I’m behind a young father and his 3 year-old son, when it suddenly starts to rain. Father:  Shit, it’s raining. Son:  Shit, it’s waning. There’s a long pause. Father:  … Continue reading

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