susan rushton

Here we are in spite of everything

Turn your attention from the recent terrible news about (insert your own suggestion here) and consider this. The year I was born, the Soviets established the German Democratic Re ...

What’s so great about summer in Auburn

The rumor: if you work in a bakery, the time comes when you can no longer smell the cinnamon or chocolate, doughnuts frying or pies baking. Not even when you leave for the day an ...

Predictions from my crystal ball

I have good news and bad news. First, the good news. You know, of course, that technology has changed the world, made things MUCH easier (for everyone – everyone, do you hear ...

Books for summer reading and beyond

I rarely succeed in leaving the library without another book in my hands. Books just leap out at me. I can’t stand it — mainly because I don’t have time to read a ...

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 ...