Category Archives: writing

Best Story of the Week…October 15th

Here I am, en route to the Apple Store’s Genius Bar, annoyed I need help, finding myself walking behind an older couple. I don’t know how old, just that their backs are well-heeled, his in a classic blue blazer over … Continue reading

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When A Heart Truly Opens

I think of myself as a very generous soul, but have learned, it has to ring true. Giving out of guilt neither helps the giver nor receiver. Two examples: There’s a man I know from AA who I like very … Continue reading

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What I Don’t Get

Pink hair, for instance. A girl I know dyes her hair the color of canned ham, camera ready, as if it had its make-up done. Alright, so she’s no Grace Kelly, but why make matters worse, shooting your hair in … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 8th

I’m babysitting Max, the Rottweiler, who’s been very depressed since his father’s been away on business. Noel called, to ask if I’d go get him at The Waggy Tail…Pet Motel. Joan of Bark, reporting for duty, ran like Jesse Owens … Continue reading

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Sneak Peeks

It’s amazing, what one sees when you pay attention. In the Park, a baby hawk is perched on a small hill, right at daybreak. I watch for a few moments, making sure he’s not hurt. When I see him fan … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

You’re expecting me to say Oreos or mashed potatoes. Not that I don’t love them, but a day or so ago, when I wasn’t feeling my particular best, went to my trusty book shelf and took down The Killer Angels, … Continue reading

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Those Wacky Raccoons

I’m about to cross the Park onto the running track. It’s first light, and not quite that, when I see two dark figures padding in the distance as if they’re doing a soft-shoe. I stop to observe two raccoons of … Continue reading

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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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