Category Archives: friendship

Best Story of the Week…April 8th

I was feeling blue, so I did what I always do, went out for a walk. I found myself at the Library lost in the stacks, starting with Vonnegut, backing up to Mailer, then Hemingway hoping for some solace from … Continue reading

Posted in Books, creative writing, Culture, Faith, Family, friendship, grace, humanity, humor, inspiration, Love, New York City, parents, words, writing | Tagged , , , | 33 Comments

New Deli

My friend who owns a gourmet shop gave me upon request, a modest slice of grilled eggplant that, after eating it, made me look like a pylon who swallowed a rat, the button to my jeans popping after telling me, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, food, friendship, Health, humanity, humor, men, New York City, Women and men, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 62 Comments

A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men is a favorite play and film of mine, both written by Aaron Sorkin, the play on cocktail napkins while he was an usher at a Broadway theater, proving what author Julia Cameron says… a writer writes, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, food, friendship, grace, Gratitude, humanity, humor, inspiration, New York City, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 50 Comments

Best Stories Of The Week, So Far…March 4th

Monday:  I’m in the Park crossing the Great Lawn walking gingerly over ice, when I see a young man charging towards me, in shorts no less. I say, hey, be careful, it’s very icy. If looks could kill, I’d be … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Culture, friendship, grace, Health, humanity, humor, Love, New York City, words, writing | Tagged , , , | 38 Comments

Best Story of the Week…January 28th

As they say, timing is everything, so while being sad over the passing of Lou, the Irish Setter, I received an invitation. You are cordially invited to my birthday party on Saturday, January 30th, at 1:00 P.M. Due to social … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Culture, Faith, friendship, grace, humanity, humor, inspiration, Love, New York City, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 39 Comments

Bud Without Lou

I wrote a while back about two Irish Setters named Bud and Lou I see in the Park most mornings. Like redheaded racehorses, when they see me coming, gallop to greet me. About a month ago, their mistress, who had … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Culture, Family, friendship, grace, Gratitude, humanity, inspiration, Love, nature, New York City, words | Tagged , , | 82 Comments

Best Story of the Week…January 14th

I’m on my way home through the Park, midday, when I see a handsome man maybe in his 40s, walking a beautiful dog. A mutt you’d call her, since she’s clearly a mix, legs of a Greyhound with the face … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Beauty, Culture, friendship, grace, humanity, inspiration, Love, nature, New York City, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 27 Comments

Bill Hicks…December 16, 2020

A friend recently said, “No offense Susannah, but he died so long ago. You celebrate him like he’s still here.” I had to smile at this since, I kinda think that he is. If you watch footage of Bill taken … Continue reading

Posted in friendship, grace, History, humanity, humor, Love, media, Women and men, words, writing | Tagged , , | 43 Comments

We Gathered Together….To Eat

My present Thanksgiving is very different from the one I celebrated as a child. My mother made so much food, even Shrek would have been popping Tumms. What comes to mind besides, we could have used a vomitorium is, we … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol, animals, Connecticut, Culture, food, friendship, grace, Gratitude, Home, humor | Tagged , , , | 58 Comments

Best Story of the Week…November 12th…Hearing With a Limp

A 10 year-old boy in my building, walks with a slight limp, something that occurred at birth. It’s barely noticeable, providing you’re not James that is, who alas, has to live with it. When I heard that they were making … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, dessert, Faith, Family, food, friendship, grace, Home, humanity, inspiration, kids, Love, New York City, parents, Sports, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 89 Comments