susan rushton

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 ...

It’s Thanksgiving, ready or not

You don’t need me to tell you that Thanksgiving is next week. We all know it, and we all know that it’ll be here before I’m ready for it. Even though I’ve h ...

These young people make a difference

I recently interviewed Thomas Schroeder on my ACTV show. The Placer High science teacher wore a T-shirt promoting blood donation. My T-shirt trumpeted that I’ve donated ten g ...

Our vaction: Going where no one else wants to

Was it my tone of voice or my facial expression? I tried to keep both neutral. But whenever anyone heard where my husband Don and I were going, I got looks of either tolerance or p ...

Celebrating the soon-to-be ordinary

Last March, three members of the Placer branch of PFLAG joined me on my Auburn Community Television show. PFLAG stands for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual a ...