susan rushton

Reader Input: Rushton nailed it on patriotism

Stand up for Susan Rushton (“Don’t tread on these,” And another thing, Journal, June 22). With Fourth of July approaching, we should all stand up for the color gu ...

Don’t tread on these

We found a rattlesnake in the house last week. I had just hung up the phone when Don came home and dumped his stuff on the floor. “Whoa,” he said, “what’s ...

Talking about good books

When people compliment me on “And Another Thing,” they often tell me how much they like the columns about books. Terrific, I say. Thank you. But inside I’m of t ...

No matter the bad news, we still have to live

Remember “Annie Hall?" At 11 or 12, Alvy Singer slumps in the doctor’s office with his mother. “He won’t do his homework,” she snips. Turns out ...

Reader Input: Book festival shows gratitude

I’d like to thank Chery Anderson, Friends of the Auburn Library, 35 local authors, new and young writers, the Hip Hop Congress and last Saturday’ hot dog salesman for m ...

Dazed and confused? Ask Ms. Mootpoint

Dear Ms. Mootpoint:  What about this fracas concerning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his allegedly racist comments to his girlfriend — among other all ...

Nothing trivial about this fundraiser

The Auburn Branch of AAUW held its third annual Trivia Bee fundraiser for our scholarship program on March 29. We had a rousing, happy, entertaining time, especially two-time winne ...

Growth is the capitalist way

At the risk of making lots of enemies, I want to grumble about traffic and congestion and big box stores. I hate all three, but maybe that’s because I’m a former hipp ...

An annual celebration of libraries

I was 5 years old. I remember climbing up the broad concrete steps with my father. My other recollection of that dignified San Francisco building involves a very high ceiling (of c ...

The author behind the ‘Wall’

She didn’t expect her life to turn out the way it has. I know, this isn’t unusual. Thirty years ago, or 23 or seven, did you expect, really, to be doing what you’ ...