Category Archives: media

A Writer’s Self-doubt

My creativity has been up on the ledge lately dangling her feet. She feels alone and inept, underappreciated and forlorn, yet the well isn’t dry. It still seems damp, way at the bottom. I sit at my desk most days … Continue reading

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Did You Know…American Civil War Edition

At 4:30 a.m. on April 12th, 1861, the American Civil War began. Four years later on April 9th, 1865, after 620,000 men mostly boys many between the ages of 13 and 17 died, ended. President Abraham Lincoln being told, there … Continue reading

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Did You Know…Hollywood Edition Part 2

 In 1977, Carrie Fisher was only 19 years-old when she played Princess Leia in the legendary film, Star Wars. Sophia Loren turned down the amour of Cary Grant for director Carlo Ponti’s, instead.   Was she dropped on her head? … Continue reading

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Lights Still Shining

There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the … Continue reading

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Did You Know…Everything But The Kitchen Sink Edition

The Statue of Liberty has an 879 size foot, a 35 foot waist and a face 8 feet long. Now that’s what I call a big girl.   French President, Charles de Gaulle was 6’5, an inch taller than Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading

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Did You Know…All Bets Are Off Edition

Abraham Lincoln stashed papers in his Stovepipe hat.    Do you think Jack and Ike did too? Maybe that’s where Jack hid all those long-legged phone numbers.  Marilyn Monroe lived in 20 different foster homes, sexually abused by more than … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Reading

I’m a cereal reader myself and no, that’s not a typo since I sneak in a chapter or two over my oatmeal in the morning, considering it multitasking. When people say, other than social media, they never read, I’m unusually … Continue reading

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Did You Know…Hollywood Edition

Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler in the film, Gone With the Wind, regretting it for the rest of his life. The Marx Brothers came up with their name during a poker game, Julius becoming Groucho, Adolph, … Continue reading

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Bill Hicks…December 16, 2020

A friend recently said, “No offense Susannah, but he died so long ago. You celebrate him like he’s still here.” I had to smile at this since, I kinda think that he is. If you watch footage of Bill taken … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Eleanor Roosevelt was a hair under six feet tall, and the first, First Lady (1933-1945) to ever ride in an airplane. Wonder if she bumped her head. In 1921, President Warren Harding’s Airedale Terrier, Laddie Boy, was the first White … Continue reading

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