Category Archives: History

A New Year’s Promise

I find when I call changes I’d like to make in the coming year, resolutions, they never pan out. But a promise, after all, is a promise, even if it’s only to yourself. I’ve decided, I’m going to be happier. … Continue reading

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Impeaches and Cream

The only thing President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment did for me, was ignite my history, since he now shares the Big Kahuna of congressional admonishments with two other men: Andrew Johnson, our 17th President by default, and William Jefferson Clinton, … Continue reading

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A Patriot Without a President

So, Michael Bloomberg, to quote Teddy, is tossing his hat in the ring, and I for one am glad. He was my neighbor for many years before and after he became Mayor of New York, so I got to observe … Continue reading

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A Writer Brought Back To Life

Pete Hamill is someone I’ve revered forever as a journalist, New York historian, novelist and screenwriter, concerned about him since he’s been silent for much too long. Knowing he’s the last of his breed, Jack Newfield (1938-2004), Norman Mailer (1923-2007), … Continue reading

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Fashion That Never Sleeps

One of my favorite things to wear I never get tired of, is a little black dress most people associate with Audrey Hepburn. But the person who deserves the credit is the designer, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, who in 1926, through … Continue reading

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The Few and Far Between

I always marvel at the people one meets who are more than willing to help you. It’s rarely who you’d expect to step up to the plate on your behalf. I’m in an area of Brooklyn I’ve never been before, … Continue reading

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Losing a Friend

I’ve been holding vigil for a friend who just passed. He was sick for a long time and frankly, to see him released from the bondage of illness lightens my heart. Andrew was a Vietnam Veteran who loved his country … Continue reading

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Horsin’ Around

I’ve always loved horses. If you were to visit me, you’d find a dozen framed photos and posters throughout my house. I have no idea where my equestrian streak stems from, but it’s there, ignited at a moment’s notice, bringing … 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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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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