Monthly Archives: March 2008

Book Report

I seem to have felt increasingly frivolous lately: An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, by Brock Clarke It’s been a long time since I was as taken with a book as I was with this astonishing, witty novel. The last time was Jeanette Wall’s heart-rending, yet...

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Officially Cute

The bunny makes up for the bad paint job on my front door. I was surprised and delighted by the mail earlier this week. And it’s not even my birthday*. I heard a clunk in the mailbox as I was doing my favorite form of multi-tasking: working on the...

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Neighborhood" rel="bookmark">Miss Suzy’s Neighborhood

The secret stream I walk to the corner store through the early twilight. I love this time of day, when the sky is an ethereal blue, just about to darken, the lamps start glowing through windows, the stars begin to wake up. I pass by a bower of palm...

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Thinking of You

My father would have turned 77 today. He might have gone up to town and visited a gallery, maybe the Tate or the National, or done some research at the University library, or edited his journal, or gone for a walk on Wimbledon Common. He would almost certainly have...

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Doesn’t Work for Me

My boss observed recently that “nothing works anymore” (I hasten to add he did not, at least at that point, mean Me), but rather the world in general, and he may be right. The evidence is certainly piling up in the chaos I call my life: Cable & Internet...

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Politics Suzy-Style

I usually leave serious topics like politics to greater and wiser blogs than mine, but the need to complain has outweighed more weighty considerations. Is it just me, or have the primaries gone on forever? I think they started when I was approximately 18, and now look! There are...

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Feeding Time at the Zoo

Audrey wonders if she has a new sister Audrey kept biting the sequins off the toes of my slippers, so I got new terrycloth ones with kitty faces on the toes. OK, I saw them on the way to Safeway yesterday and had to have them. Fi’ dollah! Fi’...

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Last Reel

I really should fill you in on the rest of the Film Noir Festival instead of blathering on about mundanities like my utility bill. I soon learned that parking is nearly impossible in the Castro. I never had to worry about this during the halcyon days of living in...

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