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Susan Wilson

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My choice: the ten best books of 2011

We have all had the experience of loving one book by an author, and finding the second just so-so.

In thinking about Thanksgiving

In thinking about Thanksgiving, I began to count the number of tropes associated with this most American of holidays.

Take a break

Writer's block? Swimmer's block? The author has experienced both, but now she's ready to writer, and swim, again.

Family, friends help Lisa Scannell recover from riding accident

The P-A Club was the site of a fundraiser for Lisa BenDavid Scannell, who is recovering from injuries she suffered in a fall from a horse.

A friend needs help

On June 9, our friend and barn-mate, Lisa BenDavid Scannell, was seriously injured in a riding accident.

What’s Next

In the words of Snoopy: arrghhh.

The taste of words, the words of taste

I woke up thinking of the nature of reading.

Only Haiku will do

I really admire poets.

Those who teach…

Once in a while I'm talked into doing something that really pushes me out of my comfort zone.

Travelogue

I started to write this column from a hotel in Santa Fe, N.

Phishing expedition

I was dragged into the modern world of intimate strangers when I signed on for a Facebook account.

Lost in translation

I had the most interesting email conversation with the woman who is doing the Brazilian Portuguese translation of "One Good Dog.

Last Word

We first study metaphors and similes; analogies and allusions, in junior high school and some of us still struggle to remember the rules that define them.

Classic undertaking

I'm not going to talk about New Year's resolutions again. That ship has sailed. I'm sure that by this time, three weeks into 2010,...