Meaningful conversation: is our friendship strong enough for it?

At age 64, I often feel “with it” and young.  But when it’s patently untrue, I then say to my husband, “Gee, I thought I was hip.”  David replies, “You are, Suze, it’s just the hip of 40 years ago.”  Where on the dividing line do I fall? Meaningful conversation guides the way. During a […]

March for Our Lives: Reasonable Gun Control Measures

On March 24 in Washington D.C. and across the nation, Generation Z will lead “March for Our Lives.” I, too, will march in Boston for common sense gun protection, such as a ban on assault weapons and effective background checks. School killings are increasing and young people have had enough. Cameron Kasky, a high school […]

Sept. 9 Cape Cod Writing Retreat with Suzette

It’s time for an AHA! moment in your writing life! A rare writing experience on Cape Cod with Suzette Standring Saturday, September 9, 2017 Escape to the Cape Writing Workshop Use Hypnotic Recall to Create Spellbinding Stories East Falmouth, MA (address to be given to registrants) 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Limited to 10 Attendees; $130.00 […]

Columnists Honor Maureen Dowd of the New York Times

(Photo of  Maureen Dowd and NSNC president Lisa Smith Molinari at awards dinner) On Saturday, June 10, 2017 Maureen Dowd of the New York Times received the 2017 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.  The event was part of the NSNC’s annual conference held at the Manchester Radisson in […]

United Airlines Abuse: The letter of the law

Jesus considered the spirit of the law to be above its literal meaning. In his time, ancient law decreed no work whatsoever could be on the Sabbath. The spirit of the law was to set aside a day for rest and worship.  Yet, opponents felt the letter of the law was violated when Jesus healed […]