Author Archives: Susan from SC

Feeling It

I don’t like to feel angry.  Or irritated. Or distraught.  Or indignant.  Or defensive.  Or threatened.  Or offended.  Or afraid.  And yet, it seems almost impossible to avoid negative feelings these days.  There’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.  I can filter … Continue reading

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Unthinkable

How does your news outlet report the tragedy in Orlando? I raised my eyebrows this morning as I read the Wall Street Journal cover story: “The Orlando attack is the latest in a string of incidents that have shaken Americans … Continue reading

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Poetry for Life

English was one of my favorite subjects in high school.  I enjoyed pouring my thoughts into a journal, and have continued that practice off and on for years.  I suppose that blogging is in some ways just a continuation of the creative writing … Continue reading

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Is this all there is?

Sitting on the bench in the Japanese garden, I was asked by a couple walking by, “Is this all there is?” I answered aloud, “Yes,” and silently, “Isn’t this enough?” Two acres of carefully designed and cared for garden on … Continue reading

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Ignoring the video

Been to a restaurant lately with TVs up on the walls?  Even if the sound is off, you and your companions are constantly distracted by the flashing colors and images. Conversation that might build the relationship is instead difficult to maintain, as … Continue reading

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Pokémon Wisdom

Ever watched a Pokémon show? Maybe you know someone who has a Pokémon card collection, or plays the Pokémon games on Nintendo? The TV show is a lighthearted adventure, with a group of kids and their Pokémon (non-human companions with … Continue reading

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In God’s Lap

I’m not a kid anymore. Not even close. But like a dressed-up child at a big party full of grown-ups and strangers, I can get a little overwhelmed, a little stressed, a little uncertain, in need of comfort and security. … Continue reading

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