Category Archives: readng

Mudslinging, a Messy Word

I’m so tired of all the mudslinging, a noun meaning, the use of insults and accusations, especially unjust ones, with the aim of damaging the reputation of another. The term muckraker comes to mind, a word Theodore Roosevelt coined in … Continue reading

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History Changed Me

When my friend David mentioned he drove to Galena, Illinois, it got me thinking of General U.S. Grant, who lived there for a time. Funny I should know that, but then again, not really. I never read much as a … Continue reading

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The Shiksa Diaries

Shiksa is Yiddish for a non-Jewish woman, a phrase meant to be a tad insulting. Its roots stem from the Hebrew word, sheketz, meaning impure and the object of loathing. I, on the other hand, always take it as a … Continue reading

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Too Hungry For Words

I’ve been on an Agatha Christie binge immersed in her classic, uncluttered prose. Simple language, yet working your imagination as if her hero, Hercule Poirot, and you, were one. She really ignites your wanderlust since, After Death on the Nile, … Continue reading

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Worst Story of the Week…September 27

I was accosted at Starbucks by a guy I know who reads my blog. Why, has always been a mystery since he seems to HATE everything I write. As I was putting in my customary 25 packets of sugar into … Continue reading

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How One Praise

Abraham Lincoln was known for his kindness toward others, how he pardoned so many men, even on the day he died, always looking for ways to explain a soldier’s misbehavior. Desertion, for example, he viewed as acute homesickness that just couldn’t … Continue reading

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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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Speaking the Same Language

 I ran into Alice, a former neighbor, running with her daughter. First question we always have for one another is, so what are you reading? I start carrying on about a novel called Belgravia, written by Julien Fellowes who wrote … 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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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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