Author Archive for Suzette Standring

Surgery Postponed: I feel like an imposter

Yesterday, my March 4 surgery to remove a tumor on my left lung lobe was cancelled while I was in the surgery staging area. Today, the first thing I said to David was, “Well, I still have all my lobes.”  The good news: that load of laundry in my closet won’t fester for a week […]

Freak Paralysis Leads to Strange Discovery

(Photo: Taken in front of a picture at the Zelos Hotel in San Francisco.  It represents that I’m not worried  at all. ) This is how I know God is my pal.  In November I had a freak paralysis of my right leg that lasted five hours, documented by doctors at BID Milton Hospital. Then […]

National Love Your Pet Day: Love your lifesaver

National Love your Pet Day is February 20.  Whenever I hear the rant-filled bullying of our public discourse, why doesn’t my dog Ginger wear a bright red vest emblazoned “THERAPY DOG”?  During the vicious storms of division, where’s MY thunder coat? Ginger is my teacup in the tempest. That dog makes me laugh despite my being […]

Kobe and Gianna Bryant: It felt personal to me, but why?

The tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash felt intimate to me, though I do not follow sports, nor have I ever met them. Yet imagining the sudden loss of a father and daughter is a dread I can feel in my bones.  Also, all of […]

San Francisco Writers Conference: Suzette Standring

The San Francisco Writers Conference is set for Feb. 13-16, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco.  I will be giving two classes as follows: Friday, February 14, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 “Use Self-Hypnosis as a Writing Tool” (Program also copied below). Sunday, February 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. “Mastering […]