The Extrovert Chair

Tackling social isolation by sitting in a chair


On a hot day in mid-May at around 6:00 pm, I glimpsed a man down the street. He was standing still, facing me. After a bit, he turned his back and began walking away. Then, abruptly, he spun around and marched directly toward me, stopping about eight feet away. A visitor! He wore a mask,Continue reading “Santiago”

The Extrovert Life

When I threw a party for my husband’s 50th birthday (which he claims I threw for myself), I got very revved up. So many people I loved! In my house! All at the same time! I was chattering and laughing and fluttering and racing around until John caught me in the kitchen.  “Maybe calm downContinue reading “The Extrovert Life”

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  1. Hello Sue,
    I have enjoyed reading some of the FB posts filled with entertaining short stories of not only your students whom by-the-way, are very lucky to have you as their educator for the nine months of a school year but also, those little life experiences that seem to spar that creative literary mind of yours!
    And I would like to also just say, that a year in your classroom with these inquisitivley young students whom have become I’m sure, part of your little “school family”, will one day when they have become fully functional adults in society, will recall the one single educator that actually made a positive influence in their educational life; This teacher will surely be you that they remember with a smile 😊. Susan, this I am sooo sure of! ❀

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    1. Thanks, Ann! Yup, always a treat when you stroll past. (And when Lucy is with you, such predictable sounds come from inside my house… πŸ™‚


  2. Hi Sue – Mary Eastham, Flash Fiction Judge in Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition. Your house looks so charming, like the doll houses of Carmel. A friend and I meet in a parking lot down here in San Jose and talk to one another from inside our cars, so we’re social distancing. Your sitting in the chair on your lawn is so inspiring. Whatever gets us through. I’ve never lived thorough anything like this. A gal I took an online writing course with, who lives in Brooklyn, every night at 7:00 all the families in her neighborhood come out onto their lawns and wave to one another. Because it’s a borough of NYC, there are artists and musicians everywhere, so there’s one gal who posts poetry every day on a board in front of her house. Others sing and play their musical instruments, everyone trying to be fully who they are while still social distancing and also keeping community spirit going. We are all a resilient bunch, aren’t we???

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