Category Archives: History

A Nutty Word.

I’m on a novel kick these days, a real change from memoir and historical bios. I’m so enjoying the language, like the word chestnut, I found twice in two different books. Not the nut roasting on an open fire, but the term for … Continue reading

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Yare, One Neat Word

I was watching The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord who,  describing a boat she and her ex owned (C.K. Dexter Haven played by Cary Grant) called the True Love says, “My, she was yar.”  I always … Continue reading

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Susannah’s 2018 Spring & Summer Reading List

When people tell me they don’t read, I literally, don’t know what to say being the serial reader that I am. I agree with JFK who said..I just feel a whole lot better when there are books around. A Rift … Continue reading

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Yarn, a Spun Word

I ran into a friend who said, he really enjoys reading the yarns I tell on my blog. The term yarn took me back for a second since I just read in a bio on Lincoln, he loved spinning a … Continue reading

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Those Wacky Presidents

After a friend read, I can name all the U.S. Presidents, he demanded to know how, so I told him. Boy, was he sorry. Washington, the first, is a no-brainer. John Adams the 2nd, Thomas Jefferson, author of The Declaration … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Welcome the One and Only…

Montreal Comedy Festival, 1993 She’s at a front table overdressed, sipping a warm beer.  Her heart pounds as she preens knowing when it’s over, she’ll be the one on his arm. The crowd is noisy, restless as servers scurry around … Continue reading

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Love Files

It’s nice to know, St. Valentine did exist, and the day isn’t just a Hallmark holiday. And he was a priest no less, associated with courtly love, bringing up a sea of reminiscence. There was the chef who, rather than … Continue reading

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American History 101

When I can’t sleep, instead of sheep, I count the presidents, making certain to remember all 45 of them. I toss in trivia like, Lincoln was the tallest at 6’4, while James Madison, the shortest at 5’4 weighing only 100 … Continue reading

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Sui Generis…A Unique Word

My friend David mentioned sui generis, in an email…an adjective meaning, of its own kind..unlike any other…inspiring me to write about it. I knew what it meant, since every once in a while it pops up in a book, describing … Continue reading

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New Year’s Revolution

No, that’s not one of my famous typos, it’s how I’m approaching 2018, like a WAC,  going to war. It’s interesting how army women are called WACS, short for Women’s Army Core.   Wonder whose testosterone was overflowing when that … Continue reading

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