Category Archives: inspiration

Did You Know?…Noir Edition

During the editing of Ken Burns’s epic film, The Civil War, when they came to the part where Abraham Lincoln gets shot at Ford’s Theater, he and his colleagues sat there, not wanting to lay the track for the sound … Continue reading

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Books Should Be Read

My late step-father had a huge book collection he treated like, pulp Polo ponies. I think it was the reason he married my mother, because she was the only one who was willing to dust them all. Once visiting, I … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Fall, Winter Reading list…2020-2021

If there was ever a perfect time to read, it was during our imposed shelter-in-place, forced to be idle, no choice but sitting still. I, thanks to Amazon, after running through the 9 books taken from the library on their … Continue reading

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Adamantine…An Unshakeable Word

This word came my way while reading a book on Theodore Roosevelt, who used it to describe his wife, Edith, derived from the adjective, adamant, meaning… refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind: declaring one unbreakable.   Edith … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 17th

As I emerged from my local market, an elderly man lost his balance, bracing himself against the side of the store. A kid, who was perched in front with a coffee cup, asking for change, dropped it, to help the … Continue reading

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Tit for Tat

I’m in the Park. It’s close to 10 as I sit on a bench hoping no one joins me besides the breeze that’s blowing through my hair. All I want are a few minutes of mask-less reading time. Is that … Continue reading

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An Angel With a Chip On Her Shoulder

I was in the local thrift store, sniffing around, when I came upon an angel figurine about a foot tall. She was beautiful and marked down to $2.50. I had to look twice to make sure I read it right. … Continue reading

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And I Quote…

Where do they come from, these pithy, memorable sayings that last the test of time? Are the quotable examples of genius, or merely portals on behalf of the Divine, who clearly has a sense of humor. Some of my favorites… … Continue reading

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A Little Gentleman

A restaurant that I’ve been going to forever, has closed its doors, a sign thanking everyone for a happy 45 years of serving the neighborhood, in the window, next to another saying… FOR RENT. Seeing it, I burst into tears. … Continue reading

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A Moment of Grace

I’ve been thinking a lot about things, I never thought of before. Just now, for instance, I was standing beneath an awning drinking coffee, freshly bummed from my pal who owns a grocery store. It was rainy, and barely 7 … Continue reading

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