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The Writing Life

Writing keeps me afloat. Writing keeps me sane. Writing keeps me warm on a cold day. What does that mean exactly? It gives me hope. I’ve written all my life. When my mother locked me in my room in the … Continue reading

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On The Train

It’s 4 p.m., not quite rush hour, yet the car is packed. I miraculously get a seat, so happy because now for the next 20 minutes can blissfully read. A young mom with a little girl maybe 5, is squished … Continue reading

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Favorite Quotes

Quotes are meant to inspire, encourage and make us smile. Whenever one winks, I jot it down. Writing: You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. F. Scott Fitzgerald Tell the … Continue reading

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Things People Say

I’m a huge lover of quotes, always tickled to repeat them like a passionate parrot. And it’s not just the famous who coin them. I hear locals repeat pithy phrases all the time. Take Frank, my super, whenever I say, … Continue reading

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A Word That Doesn’t Matter

 I read a lot, and occasionally a word will jump off the page, smacking me good across my cheek. Bagatelle, is the latest. A noun that means, a thing of little importance.  A throwaway occurrence or set of circumstances…in other … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Spring, Summer Reading List 2017

 After being called a serial reader, So many books, so little time, doesn’t apply to me, reading nonstop regardless of where I am.    That’s the key, to have one with you at all times so you can sneak a … Continue reading

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An Inner Life

 My friend Jo said something that stayed with me.  She, a great reader, said, that lately she’d been feeling lonely, but is oh so grateful for such an inner life. Books give you that. They keep you company wherever you … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Fall, Winter Reading List 2016-2017

 I’m here surrounded by books I’ve taken from the library, like a wild party when no one goes home. Stacks of them by my bed, in the living room, near the front door.  Biographies, essays, memoirs and even the occasional … Continue reading

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A Light Gone Out

A few weeks ago I wrote an essay called, A Noble Soul, about a man I’d see at the library who wasn’t well. Found out, sadly, that he had died, probably around the same time I wrote about him.  I … Continue reading

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Is That My Ass You’re Looking At

Now, unlike women well-endowed who are used to rear end ogling, yours truly is not.  When some sassy guy I no longer speak to said, I look like a Number 2 Pencil, he was regrettably right. I’m skinny, and the … Continue reading

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