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State of Emergency
June 27th, 2008 by suzy in Uncategorized Comments Off on State of Emergency

The red sun against the smoky Oakland sky, Thursday evening My brother and sister’s Summer Solstice party was suddenly ended by an unexpected and wildly out of season rain-free lightning storm. There were thousands of lightning strikes, setting the dry trees and shrubs on fire. California usually only gets rain in the winter, so wildfires […]

Farewell to a Lady
June 21st, 2008 by suzy in Uncategorized Comments Off on Farewell to a Lady

I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn today of my beloved stepmother’s death. Margaret was a beautiful, stylish, courageous, witty, and generous person. She was a wonderful friend to me, a frequent travelling companion, and an inspiration. I have so many happy memories of her, and will always be grateful to her for giving […]

Past & Presents
June 19th, 2008 by suzy in Uncategorized Comments Off on Past & Presents
Heart of the Matter
June 15th, 2008 by suzy in Dogs,Rita Comments Off on Heart of the Matter

With all this kitten talk, I realize I have never filled you in on what became of the Lovely Rita. In preparation for the long trip from There to Here, I took her to the vet. Dr. Jill said she wouldn’t recommend putting a dog of Rita’s vintage and dignity through the horrors of being […]

This Week in Cats
June 13th, 2008 by suzy in Uncategorized Comments Off on This Week in Cats

Henry awaits his breakfast* It turns out Grey Cat’s name is Henry. Every morning, he’s waiting for me to appear with food, water, and sparkling monologue, our conversation being rather one-sided. He used to run away. Then he started watching carefully from a distance. Then one day, he answered my remarks with a few observations […]

Forgettable
June 11th, 2008 by suzy in Uncategorized Comments Off on Forgettable
Suzy and the Curse of the Coffeemaker
June 3rd, 2008 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Life in Oaktown Comments Off on Suzy and the Curse of the Coffeemaker

Much less fun (and harder to solve) than a Nancy Drew mystery. Though, like her, I have had a cute blue convertible and noticed that boys never do anything, so if there’s something to be done or a mystery to be solved, you’d better do it yourself. Stylishly. You know how some people have something […]