susan rushton

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 ...

Lucky, wise, or selfish?

Over lunch, Gloria, Robin and I discussed the idea of selfishness. What is it, why is it wrong, is it wrong, what’s the opposite of selfish, is there a word that means selfis ...

Reader Input: Rushton column offers comfort

How comforting is Susan Rushton’s column of Sept. 14: (“More than one meaning of literate,” And Another Thing). I have been a fan of her articles and writing for ...

More than one meaning of literate

I think it’s probably a good thing that I’m computer literate. Relatively, anyway. I know what I know, know how to do what I know how to do, and I’m slowly (very ...

People do what people do

My husband recalls our trip to South Dakota with pleasure. In particular, he waxes nostalgic about the drivers. It’s wide open up there, for the most part. Long distances bet ...

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 ...