Being Yourself (Babette’s Feast in Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard by Isak Dinesen)

March 13, 2008 Newsletter Hi all of you! It’s so SILENT this morning. Eerily so. No birds singing. The cats aren’t even making noise snoring. They look dead in their funny positions. Just the click of my fingers. Oh – the heater just turned on to say hi! I’m not alone in this world (I […]

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Being Yourself

March 6, 2008 Newsletter – Stepping Heavenward But there is no use in trying to engraft an opposite nature of one’s own. What I am, that I must be, except as God changes me into His own image. And everything brings me back to that, as my supreme desire. I see more and more than […]

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Being Real (Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner)

May 24, 2007 Newsletter Good morning. I’ll be honest, I just erased “Good”, but didn’t know what to appropriately put in it’s place, so put that little descriptive right back at the beginning of my sentence again. I’m trying to straighten my attitude this early in the morning, for the concrete was to be laid […]

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Room where thoughts from morning await reentry in the evening. Thinking clearly alone. “Song of the Lark” by Willa Cather (Aug. 2007)

August 16, 2007 Newsletter Song of the Lark by Willa Cather Scene of a room in her home where she could (think clearly, thoughts from morning awaiting her in the room when she reentered in the evening) Yesterday as I was cleaning under my armoire (shocking thought for you that know me personally!) I found a […]


Attitude (Mental Attitude by Elbert Hubbard)

July 9, 2009 Newsletter Good morning!  Dare we admit it's the dog days of summer when we're just in the beginning of July?!?!?!?  Is it too hot for coffee?!?!?!?!?!?  The flowers in front of the store truly seem to be trying to get my attention as they sag and look pathetic at about 2:00 every […]


Aging (I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron)

December 27, 20007 Newsletter Good morning! I still haven't gotten the coffee in me since all are asleep in the house, but somehow still managing think! Are you making it through the ups and downs of your Christmas week?!?!? Well, at least you don't have to add to the equation the emotional swings of turning […]

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Living Life Fully (Anne Lindberg Diaries)

June 28, 2007 Newsletter Good morning out there!!! I am on my second cup of coffee and at the frustrated point in my note to you of wanting so much to share with you about Anne Lindberg (from last week), but not even knowing where to start!! It amazes me how in one moment I […]

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Living Remarkably–Daily Choices (The Big Moo by Seth Godin)

October 16, 2008 Newsletter Good morning!  I was going to only send you a reminder about our open house & book signing today, but can’t resist writing to you a dialogue that I read this week on one dying man’s lessons to his nephew on being remarkable.  This is from a book called The Big Moo: Stop […]

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Entering God’s Presence. Perspective Changes. “Secret of the Secret Place” by Bob Sorge (Oct. 2007)

October 11, 2007 Susan’s Newsletter Secrets of the Secret Place : Discovering the Delight of Intimacy with God  by Bob Sorge Entering God’s Presence.  Perspective Changes.   Secret of the Secret Place: Discovering the Delight of Intimacy with God  by Bob Sorge (Oct. 2007) Good morning!  Two cats and a sky of beautiful stars.  Seems […]


Nature calming restless spirit. Pursuit of stillness. “The Years” by Virginia Woolf (Mar. 2007)

March 15, 2007 Susan’s Newsletter The Years by Virginia Wolff Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen – use of time Pursuing Stillness.  Silence in Nature.  Nature’s stillness calming restless spirit.  Healing nature. Hi everybody!   I’ve gotten one cup of coffee down, and the house is silent.  I love this hour […]


Desire for solitude. Creativity. Prayer. “Firstlight” by Sue Monk Kidd (Aug. 2008)

August 21, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd.  Desire for solitude, creativity, prayer. Oh, my goodness – can you believe how beautiful this week has been?  The breezes at night – is there anything that beats a cool breeze at night?!?!?   Even my coffee tastes better when the weather changes to cool – […]


Work, Labor, & Careers (Book by Book by John Dirda)

March 27, 2008 Newsletter …I researched this writer (Michael Dirda of my bookmark), simply out of curiosity for who would write such a beautiful paragraph about the importance of books. I ordered five of his books for all of you! He was a Pulitzer Prize winner for criticism – he critiqued books for Washington Post. […]

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On Thursdays I try to send an e-mail where I write about what I am personally reading in my own life that week. I try to add a Latin phrase relating to the topic of my reading. You can see past notes under archives on my home page, listing these writings by topic. I write to help process life, I write so that we can all have the opportunity to read what will help us find beauty in life. Beauty in details. Realizing how much we have regardless of what pains we may have. I would love to add you to my list of who gets the notes on Thursdays! Susan



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