Category Archives: inspiration

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

Posted in animals, Books, History, humanity, inspiration, war, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

Flip Your Seat

I’m at the library on Sunday when they first open, looking forward to a nice, long read. Their reading room, resembling a huge living room with sofas and easy chairs, is sure to be empty, so I’m sure to get … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Culture, humanity, humor, inspiration, kids, New York City, readng, Uncategorized, words, writing | Tagged , , , | 40 Comments

Club Med

No, I’m not in Waikiki, I’m referring to my spanking new meditation practice that’s a vacation all in itself, just without leaving the house. For ten minutes twice a day, beginning and end, I shut down my mind leaving a … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, fitness, grace, Health, humor, inspiration, religion, words | Tagged , , , , | 58 Comments

Best Story of the Week…October 11

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement…7:15 a.m. From sundown to sundown, one fasts in quiet contemplation, repenting for any wrongdoing committed throughout the year. I’m on the runner’s track headed for home, when I come upon two boys, perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Culture, Faith, Family, Fashion, food, grace, humanity, inspiration, kids, Love, New York City, parents, words | Tagged , , , , , | 38 Comments

Good Training

So here I am on the Number 6 at 4: a.m. on a Saturday, headed downtown to an early job. One can’t help but be impressed by the New York City subway system, even when it misbehaves, being the Concorde … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Culture, Family, Fashion, humanity, humor, inspiration, kids, New York City, parents, writing | Tagged , , , , | 34 Comments

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

Posted in Culture, History, humanity, humor, inspiration, media, New York City, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 105 Comments

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

Posted in Books, creative writing, Culture, History, humanity, inspiration, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 36 Comments

Best Story of the Week…September 19

My friend Anna, the Latino Joan of Arc, walking down Madison Avenue, spots a well dressed man on the ground slumped against the side of an apartment building. Mind you it’s the shank of the morning, dozens of commuters flying … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Family, grace, humanity, inspiration, Love, New York City, religion, words | Tagged , , , , | 34 Comments

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

Posted in Culture, Family, grace, History, humanity, inspiration, Love, media, New York City, parents, violence, war, words | Tagged , , , , | 35 Comments

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

Posted in Books, History, inspiration, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 47 Comments