susan rushton

What we’re reading and loving lately

It’s been over a month since I’ve talked about books. So now I get to again! John Bowman emailed me a while ago, and I’m just now remembering to include him. &l ...

Newcastle is kind of like Mayberry with an attitude

Robin Enos: I’m back filled with remorse for not being here to help my co-writer with our first column, but I had very important business in the southland. I can’t say ...

Another View: Black Bear Gazette features familiar faces

The menu of the Black Bear Diner lives inside the Black Bear Gazette, which — as you know, if you’ve ever eaten at any of the franchises — features decades-old st ...

Rufus T. Firefly and Jefferson

So the phone rang at 2 a.m. In my fog of sleep, I knew it was probably Rufus T. Firefly. But what if it wasn’t? What if someone was in trouble? I’d never forgive myself ...

Another View: Library launching membership drive

Welcome to Gold Country Denizens! Denizen synonym: resident, local, inhabitant, dweller. You know what Gold Country means. So: At January’s Auburn Library Book Sale, I saw ...

Of books and other news

Last time I wrote about what my book group did at our holiday meeting — we brought favorite books and traded them. And I asked what others are reading and loving lately. I ...

Reader Input: Calendar a very good thing

Thank you to all involved in providing the new daily (Auburn Journal) Calendar of Events. I write not just as a person who wants to know what’s going on, but also as someon ...

Celebrating books in the new year

How better to start off 2015 than with a book column? What a delicious idea. I’m interested in your suggestions for 2015, so give me some. Meanwhile, I report on how my boo ...

Time for your Christmas gifts

Goodness. Twenty years ago (20! I’m impressed and amazed) I began my toasty tradition of giving you Christmas presents in the column that appears right before Dec. 25. I kn ...

More work needs to be done

On Sept. 21, 1981, I was in San Luis Obispo, meeting with a group of women in a classroom on the Cal Poly campus. I ordinarily wouldn’t remember the day or the place except t ...