The Suburban Newspaper

The Suburban Newspaper

The following articles have been published in The Suburban Newspaper at www.thesuburban.com
My Column is titled:   Living in the Now

I Have a Beef With…

I Have a Beef With…

I love ice cream.  I run in the direction of ice cream.  I walk in the direction of ice cream.  I cross country ski in the direction of ice cream. I will do just about anything if there is ice cream involved.  I eat it all year long, especially on the coldest days in the winter.  Truly, nothing stops me from eating delicious ice cream, except those disgusting wooden spoons!

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Published on April 21, 2024

CJAD 800 AM Radio Interview – VIVA LAS CURAS, BABY! with Anthony Bonaparte

CJAD 800 AM Radio Interview – VIVA LAS CURAS, BABY! with Anthony Bonaparte
Listen to our CJAD 800 Radio Interview with The Suburban Radio Hour, Features Editor Anthony Bonaparte.
How did we get started and what the yearly campaigns are about?
We are Lighting up the Future of Diabetes with Showgirls & Showguys and High Rollers!
Wear your FEATHER$$
JDRF – VIVA LAS CURAS – To donate:  https://jdrf.akaraisin.com/ui/jdrfwalk2024/p/Suzanne
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Published on April 7, 2024
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Published on March 24, 2024
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Published on March 11, 2024
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Published on February 25, 2024

Happy 10th Anniversary! Please Sit at Our Table

Happy 10th Anniversary!  Please Sit at Our Table
In 2014, I submitted this article to The Suburban Newspaper, specifically to Anthony Bonaparte, the Features Editor, Web Editor and Editorial Cartoonist.  Luckily for me, he liked it.  I submitted a few more articles and again, he liked them.  These articles started my column, “Living in the Now”.   Hundreds of articles later, I’m thrilled to reach my 10th Anniversary with The Suburban and this fabulous team of excellent writers.
With love and thanks to The Suburban team and to all my wonderful readers, Sue xo
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Published on February 14, 2024
Published on November 2, 2015
Published on February 14, 2014

Schmatta Cake

Schmatta Cake

The word schmatta (rag) can also translate to something or someone being worn out. Such as in this example: “After cleaning out the garage for hours, she was feeling like a schmatta.” Another example: “His clothing was so worn and torn, he looked like a schmatta.”  But what is a schmatta cake and why is it so good? The best way I can describe a schmatta cake is in its simplicity.

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Published on January 21, 2024
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Published on January 7, 2024

Hippity Hips

Hippity Hips

I sometimes think about how hard it was for me to become a teacher. Then, I think about how grateful I am to be a teacher.  At 23 years old, I got my first teaching job at Trafalgar School for Girls in Montreal, Canada. The year was 1986 and I was really nauseous on my first day of work. I loved where I was working, however, the teacher who was supervising my teacher’s probation loved to watch me fail. Every time she supervised one of my lessons, she drilled me and said I should find another profession as I wasn’t cut out to be a teacher.

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Published on December 17, 2023

Pass the Hat

Pass the Hat

It all started with a hat. A soft, slightly woolly hat.  “Ladies, I’m going to pass this hat around. Please put in anything you want. Maybe $5 or $10 or even $20.”  On that Christmas Party night, we collected $125.00. Following that evening, the WHHS Gals donated the funds to The Gazette Christmas Fund. Collectively, we felt wonderful about making a difference.

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Published on December 3, 2023

Recipe of Life

Recipe of Life

Truth be told, I don’t follow a recipe very well. Perhaps it’s my need to improvise all the time? Maybe it’s the methodical time involved in carefully following the steps? Maybe I just can’t “FOLD IN THE CHEESE?” Although, this week my son said, “Ma! You made a fantastic, the best ever Mac N’Cheese.” So, perhaps I do know how to “Fold in the Cheese?”

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Published on November 23, 2023
Published on January 24, 2021
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Published on November 7, 2023
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Published on October 23, 2023

Lessons from the Canoe 2023 – New Beginnings, Never Endings

Lessons from the Canoe 2023 – New Beginnings, Never Endings

Once in the canoe, we don’t speak for the first 10 minutes. We are both taking in the exceptional views, smells, sounds, and feel of the water. Shhhhhhh, you can hear the loons, the breeze, the water droplets falling off my paddle into the water. The stillness isn’t still, but it feels of the moment.  When we are floating into the middle of Lac Monroe, I asked the yearly question. “Noonie, what’s the lesson from the canoe?”

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Published on October 1, 2023

We R’ Wellness

We R’ Wellness

In the car with our bags packed, we headed to Camp B’nai Brith in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec in the Laurentian Mountains. Part of me couldn’t believe I was doing this, which was both in my comfort zone and really out of my comfort zone.  But with each year of life, I commit to trying something new. Actually, I was thrilled to be going back to camp and so looking forward to teaching the workshops, Writing by Candlelight and Journaling for Wellness at “The Wellness Weekend”.

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Published on September 17, 2023

Willow Tree, by Helen Zener Buck

Willow Tree, by Helen Zener Buck

My glorious student, Helen Zener Buck, is a Torontonian who now lives in Montreal since 2021.  She states, “I am a 94-year-old poet and artist inspired by nature.”  During one of our nature appreciation writing classes, Helen read her poem, Willow Tree, to the class.  After hearing it, we were all completely transfixed.  I asked Helen if I could publish her beautiful poem.  I just had to share it with everyone.

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Published on September 10, 2023
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Published on August 20, 2023

Journaling, Meditation and Wonderings

Journaling, Meditation and Wonderings

Years ago, my dear friend told me I should do yoga. She said I would love the spiritual journey and exercise. At the time, I didn’t have the need to go on a spiritual journey. Every time I wrote into my journal, I was on my own personal spiritual journey. Daily I write and meditated with myself and my thoughts. Sometimes, I can sit for an hour and only write 1 page. What am I doing which takes so long? It shouldn’t take me more than 20 minutes to write 1 page. Truthfully, I get lost in the words, the thoughts, and the time. I enter a place in my mind and become detached from reality.  While journaling… I meditate

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Published on August 18, 2023
Published on October 25, 2020
Published on August 4, 2019
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Published on August 30, 2023
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Published on July 23, 2023