Category Archives: media

Susannah’s Fall, Winter Reading list…2018-2019

I always say, I rarely read fiction, but who am I kidding, after spending the whole summer reading almost nothing but. My friend Joanne is to blame, always cooing over a novel to literally lose yourself in, turning out she’s … Continue reading

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A Date Which Will Live In Infamy…9/11/2001

One of the most famous quotes in American history by President Franklin Roosevelt, coined after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, can more than apply to what happened on a tranquil Tuesday, 17 years ago today. When … Continue reading

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A Quirky Writer

Someone I really respect said this of me, causing me to troll the net for every possible meaning. A quirky act in itself. Turns out it’s a pretty huge compliment I should have known since, David, who said it, is … Continue reading

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FDR’s Fala Speech

Once again, history came a callin’. There I was coming back from Zitomer, the Cartier of drug stores, after purchasing my semi annual Clinque Chubbystick in Maraschino Red, when who do I come upon but a black, Scottish Terrier, a … Continue reading

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A Word of Privacy

 It pains me to admit, privacy may be a thing of the past, thanks to the good old tentacles of the internet. I can already envision an exhibit at the Smithsonian in thirty years, showing what it was like to … Continue reading

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Jefferson Survives…July 4th, 1826

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both died on July 4th, 1826. Adams was 90, Jefferson, 82. They had been friends, foes, then friends again much of their adult lives. Adams was the one who coaxed Jefferson into writing the Declaration … Continue reading

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Suicide Can’t Be An Option

I’m mourning the death of Anthony Bourdain as if he were a relative, though I never met the man, only in print. My friend Ed after we both recently reread all of his books said, it’s because his writing was … Continue reading

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Mary and Jack

Mary McGrory (1918-2004) and John Kennedy (1917-1963) were friends.  They actually dated when they were just cubs making their way in Washington. He became the president, and she, the top woman journalist in D.C. manning a daily column for the Washington … Continue reading

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Those Mystic Chords of Memory

Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address is my favorite speech, especially its final paragraph. It’s always explained my built-in patriotism so easily ignited. As Americans we’re connected, hands held by our ancestors despite not necessarily knowing their names. I remember the … Continue reading

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A Nutty Word.

I’m on a novel kick these days, a real change from memoir and historical bios. I’m so enjoying the language, like the word chestnut, I found twice in two different books. Not the nut roasting on an open fire, but the term for … Continue reading

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