Susan Archive

March 15, 2017

The Road To Stanfest

The Road To Stanfest If you write, go and get better. If you want to write, go and learn. If you’re mildly interested, go, meet, learn and start writing. Featuring:Group sessions, one-on-one, morning talks from instructors. Featuring further : three homemade meals a day. After hour jams. The beautiful heritage Sherbrooke Village https://sherbrookevillage.novascotia.ca/. Fantastic coffee place for […]

June 12, 2014

Lunenburg Show

Happy to tell you that on September 12th I’ll be sharing a co-bill with Cindy Church at The Pearl Theatre in Lunenburg. See details below. And here’s a picture.  

February 02, 2011

Groundhog

In addition to this being Groundhog Day, it’s also a Snow Day. They do it sensibly out here.  Schools are closed. Liquor stores are open. Driving’s tough. A lot of all-season radials are crying on off-ramps. Fools! Even the good drivers stay put -a sensible caution-wanting to avoid the panicked drivers and the silly little […]

February 23, 2010

Day 5

A long but spectacular drive yesterday. Arrived very late, missed dinner, ate some ill-advised food on the ferry. I say ill-advised food because if someone told it that someday it could become food, they were wrong. Nice drive out to Ruckles Provincial Park, and a very refreshing walk by the ocean. Saw an otter in […]

February 02, 2010

Deliveries

A great day for waiting by the door. Two deliveries, each long anticipated. Surprising me pleasantly was the delivery of a new travel coffee-maker, followed by the delivery of a quilt my cousin made for me. The coffee maker will save me from bad coffee on the road, and the worst of the bad (my […]

January 26, 2010

let me in

I had occasion today to talk to a lovely and patient man in another part of the world. I reached him in a circuitous way, by means of several 1-800 numbers and many, many touch-tones. Why? I forgot a password. One of 60 passwords, it turns out. I know the exact number because I opened […]

January 25, 2010

A day unlike others

It was my birthday recently, and it was a good one. It started with sleeping until I woke. It’s true that I do that most mornings, but it’s especially sweet on a birthday. Even if it’s the same old 7:30 to which I’m accustomed, it’s a joy. There was exuberance in my partner as she […]

January 12, 2010

Turn it off

Yesterday I walked in the woods.  The snow – fresh fallen on a few days accumulation – was ideal for snow shoeing. I managed to spend a couple of hours off path, exploring parts of the woods that are new to me. Places unattainable after the brush has filled in and the ticks are out. […]

December 16, 2009

Shiny toys

In a time long gone and almost slipped from memory, I owned a cassette tape recorder that served the purpose of catching bits of melody that were in danger of fading from consciousness. It ran on an AC adaptor or two AA batteries. It was cheap. Tapes were cheap. Short of a reel-to-reel recorder, this […]

December 14, 2009

A book found – a lost gem

“The Pillow Book” by Sei Shonagon – it was to this book I referred in my recent blog about lists.  What was lost is found. Thank-you, Jo Edgett, for wrangling this book back to me. Beautiful Jo. On things lost and returned I can spend hours of thought. There’s one great loss to which I return […]