Susan Archive

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 […]

December 10, 2009

List of lists – re-post and update

Now I know, this book is called The Pillow Book by  Sei Shonagon. Thank you, Jo Edgett. Years ago, I flipped through a book at a friend’s house and have since regretted not buying my own copy. It was a books of lists written many years ago, if I recall, by a Japanese woman of noble […]

December 08, 2009

Blogging from afar

I’ll be out of town for a few days, but hope to have access to a computer to stay in touch. Thanks to Mad Celt for the addition of this blog on her Salon site. You can find it here, and it’s worth the visit: Hoping to post a player on the website so that […]

December 03, 2009

in the early morning blog

Three days this week, I have risen with the intention that I would get out, enjoy the weather, meet a friend, Christmas shop – anything to get me away from this house. All three days I have spent in the house, with only one foray to the local postal outlet. I blame this on agoraphobia […]

December 01, 2009

Long day ended

It’s been a day of endless small details, dropped server connections, lost tax numbers and a numb backside from sitting at the computer. Uploads, downloads, emails, answered and unanswered phone calls. Not a musical day. Not even a thoughtful day. There are guitars hanging on the wall of my small studio. I walk by it […]

November 26, 2009


Now you can see what I wore. Had to take my jacket off….too, too hot.

November 19, 2009

The Big Smoke

My dear friend has a new apartment since last I visited her. It’s a treehouse, so I’m over looking the neighbourhood which is drenched with sun. Fellow birds chirp. …that was yesterday – today it’s a very different story with the rain pelting down on this treehouse. I thank the gods it has a roof […]

November 05, 2009

A brush of air

Regard the picture above. It’s the inside photo of Greytown, and it is largely untouched (photographically  speaking – I’m often moved to pat it affectionately, but that’s for another day). There was a bit if a fuss over the decision to not airbrush it. When I nixed it and had the CDs in hand, more than […]

November 04, 2009

Crosswalks IDs

My morning agenda included errands, and lots of them. Post office, bank, shoe store, drug store, grocery store, and liquor store (every afternoon should feature Prosecco or some equally satisfying apertif). In addition to these run of the mill tasks, I threw in having a key cut. I drove to do my errands. I would […]

November 03, 2009

A shot in the arm

Who’s getting the vaccine and who isn’t? Consider this: David Suzuki is a yes: Anne Murray is a no. Suzuki wonders why anyone would think they know more than scientists.  Murray feels that lots of Purell is the answer. I’ve been an admirer of Anne Murray since I was a gloomy adolescent – she was the […]