The Suburban Magazine


The articles found here were published in The Suburban Magazine, which is now located at The Suburban Newspaper at www.thesuburban.com
My column is called : Living In The Now
The articles are about developing a greater appreciation for the little things in life and living the most for today and now. These articles now link to another platform.

Spaghetti and Some

Spaghetti and Some

I’m not sure if my family is the only one that does this. We name our best food dishes after the people who make or who have made them. Although we all make many different types of food, we only have a few specifically named. Noonie’s Spaghetti is a family classic. In my family, if a dish is made often, loved, and requested it gets named.Recently, my daughter went to Europe. Once there, she was proud to tell me that she made Noonie’s Spaghetti in France . This made me smile as this dish is now an international food!

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Published on September 10, 2019
Published on September 26, 2014

I’ve Yet to Love Him, But I Do

I’ve Yet to Love Him, But I Do

I ask myself this question, how does this person finish our…sandwiches?
It’s nothing you can try to understand; it just is. Where did we meet? How did I know this person before? How does s/he understand what I’m about to say? Why is there so much connection without any connectivity? Is this a soul I’ve known before? It’s got to be more than what it is. But….there’s no known history.

Suzanne's article on The Suburban Magazine May 29th 2015
I’ve Yet to Love Him, But I Do
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Published on May 22, 2017
Published on May 29, 2015
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Published on October 31, 2016
Published on December 19, 2014
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Published on June 20, 2016
Published on July 31, 2015

Ownership Makes All the Difference

Ownership Makes All the Difference

I still think about my first car. It was a red Toyota Tercel with a hatchback. I had black and grey racing stripes put on the exterior to match the black and grey sport seats. After I purchased the car, it took me another year of savings to have a pop-up sunroof installed. I loved driving it everywhere. This was my freedom on wheels.

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Published on April 24, 2016
Published on October 10, 2014
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Published on March 7, 2016
Published on November 7, 2014

You Can’t Change Others, You Can Only Change Yourself

You Can’t Change Others, You Can Only Change Yourself

Every so often I hear a friend say to me, “I went to see a movie and the person next to me ruined it. They didn’t stop talking. I kept telling them to shhhh, but they didn’t. I’m so annoyed.” Or another friend would say, “There was a person standing next to me smoking. I told them to get away from me.” The questions ask my friends are, “Why did you stay in that seat or stand there? Why didn’t YOU just move yourself? Why stay there and be bothered?”

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Published on September 21, 2015
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Being Relevant is a Piece of Cake

Being Relevant is a Piece of Cake

I understand the importance of being relevant, especially at this point in life. These are the years when my children have grown up and the nest is emptying. All the hard work of raising children, carpooling, activities, grocery orders, food preparations and “schlepping” is slowing down. Some of my friends are empty nesters and even grandparents! When someone has devoted most of their time to raising their children and now the children are gone, what will they do? Have they lost their job?

Suzanne's article on The Suburban Magazine June 12, 2015

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Published on March 14, 2014
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Published on February 14, 2014