Author Archives: Susan

Hospital Time

Angiogram, followed by angioplasty and three brand-new stents for my husband.  An overnight stay in the hospital.  It was a lovely, new  hospital with all the latest equipment.   The staff was uniformly friendly, reassuring and competent.  There is no doubt that … Continue reading

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September 11

September 11, 2011: Ten years, and I find myself grieving all over again – the sorrow, the bewilderment, the disbelief that such a monstrous thing could happen, the anger.  Today, just as in the personal traumas of my life, it is … Continue reading

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Book Festival Coming Up!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be exhibiting my novels at the Sonoma County Book Festival – – in Santa Rosa, California on Saturday, September 24.  It promises to be a great day, rubbing shoulders with some well-known authors … Continue reading

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Power and Powerlessness

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  This is a truism with which we are all familiar.  The lack of power also corrupts, in that it relieves us of responsibility – and the absolute lack of power also corrupts absolutely … Continue reading

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Love and Marriage

Looking at marriage from the perspective of 30-odd years’ experience is quite different from looking at it as a teen-age observer, a newlywed, or a young parent.  My love and I find ourselves talking quite often about how we were, … Continue reading

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Resurrection.  Have you ever tried to imagine it?  What does it look like?  What actually happened to Jesus’ body?  Do you imagine the color beginning to flow back into his flesh, then his eyes opening, then his arms and legs … Continue reading

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Pre-Easter Ponderings

Holy Saturday.  Thursday was Maundy Thursday, with an evening church service to celebrate the institution of the Eucharist.  It ended with the stripping of the altar, in which every ornament is removed.  At the end, the altar is completely bare, … Continue reading

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Two Reviews of The Forest

I’m delighted to post these two reviews.  Enjoy! The Forest, a review by Barbara Gilcrest What a gentle book!  To open the cover of The Forest is to step into the world of the Graybarks  where Timkin lives with his … Continue reading

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Happiness, etc.

Are you happy?  How do you pursue happiness?  I recently received a “forward” whose gist was that the secret of happiness is to depend entirely on God.  I sent it to a friend serving a life term in prison who … Continue reading

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Success and Stress

It’s been less than a month since The Forest and The Wisdom of Ambrose came out.  To my astonishment and gratitude, the boxes of them we ordered have sold like hot cakes, and more are on the way.  There have … Continue reading

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