susan rushton

My next million-dollar idea?

Google has apparently decided to charge for their YouTube subscription service if people want to watch the more popular entries and thus avoid advertising. As it is now, ads are ub ...

Another View: Decorations, acting, quilts and pancakes

In their home on Aeolia, my friends Charles and Barbara Minor have a 30-year-old ficus tree in their front room. Luckily they have high ceilings, and a large window facing into the ...

People are more than one thing

It happened again. I keep hearing scraps of conversation and responding, even though it’s none of my business. This time, as I passed two men, one said, “Have you heard ...

Another View: Golf, blood donation, a few less cigarette butts and handshakes all around

Cool denizen—and Auburn Valley Golf Club member—Karen Garcia had a full and exciting week. She outplayed hundreds of fellow amateurs from around the world to win the 20 ...

Another View: Tobacco, glasses, music and ashes

“Butt Lady” Sally Dawley reports that her numbers have reached 193,869—that’s how many cigarette butts she’s removed from Auburn’s streets. Do y ...

The power of the group

Tom was older, handsome, charming and funny. For those at the university who laughed with him and made eye contact with him, he was our magnet. In his presence, we students – ...

Another View: Artists, Africa, and blood donation

The next time you see ARD Board Member Scott Holbrook—which should be any minute, since he’s all over the place—congratulate him and his wife Phyllis on their 25- ...

What we’re reading and loving lately

In July, Resplendence Publishing released Linda Deatherage’s first title, the historical romance “Sweet Revenge.” This Applegate denizen focuses on the Gold Rush ...

‘Get the Word Out’ a crash course in event, talent promotion

Susan Rushton is practicing what she preaches. In promoting her upcoming seminar, “Get the Word Out,” she had to, well, get the word out. A longtime friend of the Journ ...

Newcomers, old music, art and publicity

I raise my hat to the Auburn Journal’s Nichole Sanchez, at the front desk in Circulation. At least twice while she helped me as I stood in the office, her phone rang—an ...

Bears, dogs, and airplanes

Continuing with those personalized license plates: Every time I leave the Auburn Library via the lot outside County Personnel, I look for the yellow Volkswagen with the  BTL ...

Congratulating those people who speak up

As I drove home the day before July 4, the traffic was heavy on I-80 going up the hill – everybody getting out of Dodge to join everybody else getting out of Dodge. Anyway. A ...

Mistakes, blood donation and little libraries

Correction time: I made a mistake in the last Denizens column when I discussed Katy Fries’ mural in progress in the Community Garden. April Maynard emailed me and taught me, ...

Summertime and the livin’ is easy

When you see Ron Long on the trails, wish him a good 66th year. He celebrated his birthday at the Alan Young memorial table in Depoe Bay a couple of weeks ago. Helping him celebrat ...

Sports, flora, art and water

At the Auburn Courthouse Athletic Club in North Auburn, owner Art Chappell’s office boasts two red stadium seats. Recently I was doing lunges down the back hallway and saw th ...