Category Archives: History

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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September 11, 2001…Straight On Till Morning

I’ll never forget this day for as long as I live, which I feel is appropriate considering the fallen. Continue reading

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The Tiers of History

As I’m rereading a book about Mickey Mantle, I don’t recall the problems he had had with Joe DiMaggio, who, as The Mick was beginning his career, Joltin Joe was ending his. I also don’t remember what a light touch … Continue reading

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History’s Greatest Hits

I had lunch with my friend Jack and his date, I’ll call Minnie, from Long Island. Jack, whenever we meet, always asks what I’m reading, so I mention a book on Benjamin Franklin, by Stacy Schiff, I’ve just reread. Minnie … Continue reading

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You Can Take The Girl Out Of The Model, But Not The Model Out Of The Girl

11:00 A.M.  I’m at a casting in midtown for an osteopenia drug. No, it’s not penis related. It’s the last stop, the green room, for osteoporosis. Where did the glamour go, I ask you? I’m surrounded by women in all … Continue reading

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