Category Archives: inspiration

The Hug That Was Felt Around The World

I’m in Greenpoint, the Detroit of Brooklyn, making my way home passing a furniture store. It’s not one that would normally catch my eye, since it looks like what my friend Camille would call, Early Bunker, but then something does … Continue reading

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Mornings On Horseback

I’ve just finished David McCullough’s book, Mornings On Horseback (1981) about a young, romantic Theodore Roosevelt. The by-line reads: The Story Of An Extraordinary Family, A Vanished Way of Life And The Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt. What inspires … Continue reading

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By the People

I’ve been thinking about our 45th President, perusing his latest Tweets that have become so commonplace, they drone like Muzak on an elevator. It reminds me of FDR’s Fireside Chats, when Americans would gather round their radios to listen to … Continue reading

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Spring is Here…She Called

Just came from the Park that’s about to explode, Mother Nature setting the stage. Irises, daisies and daffodils, like yellow flutes, sway in the breeze. The birds are back, flirting with squirrels who can’t say no to pretty girls. A … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Spring, Summer Reading List…2019

How I love to read. Aside from writing, it’s my favorite pastime. When someone says they don’t read, I’m utterly speechless. How can you possibly live without books? HOW? Not only do I love to read, but can’t wait to … Continue reading

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A Basset May Come’a Callin’

I still think of Carmela the Basset Hound as though she were a long lost sister, just one with stubby legs and long, silly ears. For those of you who never read the Carmela Chronicles, she belonged to a snooty … Continue reading

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Love From the Ethers

This will be my last piece to commemorate the passing of Bill Hicks. Like Yoko, who only celebrates John’s birthday on October 9th, I too will only celebrate Bill on December 16th, the day of his birth. Early this morning … Continue reading

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The Thorn In My Paw

I saw a man I hadn’t seen in a while I’ll call Ted, who’s very active in the church I sometimes go to. When he sees me he does everything but genuflect, like I’m one of the Apostles, because I … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Women

Two tender tales have been circling my thoughts like proud, persistent eagles. One is about Eleanor Roosevelt, the other, Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon. Bunny was married to millionaire, philanthropist Paul Mellon for 51 years, while during that time, sharing him with … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Story

I’m at Housing Works Thrift Shop sniffing around, hoping nothing major catches my eye, since last time I popped in, madam came home lugging a rocking chair. There’s a little Latino fella transfixed by a red and white bike that’s … Continue reading

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