Category Archives: Culture

Susannah’s Spring, Summer Reading List…2020

This past winter, instead of non-fiction, I read mostly novels. To say I’m impressed with an author’s imagination, is an understatement. Where do they come from, these woven tales to make the reader’s own imagination dance with possibility? Hemingway said, … Continue reading

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Pandammit

I feel as if I’m doing time. Whenever I manage a modicum of peace, another cement shoe falls. We’ve been sheltered-in-place here in the state of New York that apparently, is in quite a state with more residents coming down … Continue reading

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Loose Avocado…Aisle 4

Maintaining my manners as well as I do, needs commending. I realize, this is a very trying time for all if us… BUT… there comes a point when even a girl from Connecticut has to draw the line. As we … Continue reading

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How It Usually Is

  Here in the East, we’d be awaiting spring, our cotton khakis and polo shirts stacked in the wings. The daffodils in the Park, who’ve just arrived like pretty girls, would delight us, knowing they’re emissaries, announcing her imminent arrival. … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

God just called and said, even he’s had it, he’s headed to the Sea of Galilee for a little trout fishing. My life is breaking down like the circus leaving town. I woke up to the news that my trusty … Continue reading

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At the Crack of Doom

New York, to put it mildly, is a minefield of worry. My doormen now all wear gloves, so they look like nervous, though still very polite, penguins. My halls are empty. Even Patrick the cat is layin’ low. He should … Continue reading

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Easy Writer

It’s no secret I love to read. Been actually busy compiling my next reading list. I’ve come to recognize prose that’s easy on the eye, traveling swiftly from page to page. Omit needless words, comes to mind, the advice given … Continue reading

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Woman of Steel

My favorite New York City landmark is the Brooklyn Bridge, who I’m pretty sure is a lady. You would too if you saw her at night all lit up in her evening clothes. She’s a mother figure as well, since … Continue reading

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Yoga Boy

The first time I saw him, I thought he was dead. I was in full flight, at 6 a.m. before coming to a full stop. When I approached him, we both jumped. “Oh, you’re okay,” I say, grateful I didn’t … Continue reading

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What Should We Worry About Now?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it. The news should be brought up on charges of slander, to itself. When did it go from truth to non-fiction, since facts seem to be flagging behind the rope line. I’m … Continue reading

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