Shaking up Tradition

Shaking up Tradition

Last weekend, my friend Mary and I made our usual trek up to the North Shore of Lake Superior. This has been going on for about 35 years, and in our early days, we camped. Now in our advanced age, we’re cabin ladies, but still with many traditions to follow.

Mary and I ALWAYS eat at Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors on the way up to the cabin, ordering either 5-layer chocolate or lemon angel pie for dessert. Read the rest

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

In Chapter 9 of Novel Friends, I write about being in Edinburgh with my Scottish friend Helen during the Fringe Festival in August 2010. Now that it’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival time again, I thought it would be fun to relive those 2010 memories. Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 9:

The next day was Saturday, our day to tour Edinburgh.

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New Website!

New Website!

I’m so excited to launch my new Susie Young at Heart website! My designer Chris did a fantastic job, didn’t he? All the same features are still here but just easier to navigate. Although I will always have a special place in my heart for the original website I designed in 2014, I am ready to move on to bigger and better things! Read the rest

We Should Meet for Coffee Sometime!

We Should Meet for Coffee Sometime!

Coffee. I love coffee. I also love chatting with friends and making new friends in coffee shops. Even if I’m on my own, I’d rather go to a coffee shop than stay at home because there are people there. People I can talk to, people I can meet.

I love getting my Starbucks grande latte because the baristas are so very extra friendly there, especially at my neighborhood Starbucks. Read the rest

Summer Boys

Summer Boys

As I passed the Lake Harriet swimming beach on my bike ride today, memories of Jr. High summers came flooding back to me. School’s out and that’s prime time for flirting with boys. There they were today, a group of teenage girls in bikinis crowded on the diving platform with a few lucky boys. Read the rest

Sue Ann Rawlins

Grammar Queen, World Traveler, Friendship Maven