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D. Susan Rutz

My Field Trip By D. Susan Rutz D. Susan Rutz is the author of several books:The Fifteenth Scarecrow and The Matchmaker published by Ogden Publications, and McDowell's First Girl published by LuLu Publishers. Her short stories are available on http://writing.com/authors/sdodger.

Field Trip

Life changes at any age can be devastatingly difficult. I recommend you do not attempt such a feat on your own; you need a friend. I have the best.I needed the best too because not only was I making a move, I was making the catastrophic move of ending my thirty-four year marriage. It was more ...

The Winter Blahs and Piddling in the Garden

It has been a hard winter, not so much due to snow and cold as to this depression. My mother passed away a year ago March 10th, 2012 and still I am bogged down with this sadness. Spring is close now, so close I can smell its promise and just as it renews life in our gardens it seems to be ...

Dear Santa

The world hasn’t been very good this year. There have been bombings, and terror, and death, and destruction all around us. Many fear the end is near and that Christmas might not make it this year, or the next, or ever again for that matter. I’ve been frightened for a long time now, and ...

Pretending to Be

Why pretend to be something or someone that you are not? Children pretend all the time. It is a form of play, an expression of their imagination. They have learned pieces of stories, let’s say after watching a movie little Johnnie pretends to be a pirate, or Zorro, or even a zombie. We think ...

What Does This Mean?

I mentioned the loss of my mother in the blog entry, The Gravel Road of Grieving, and now I have a puzzle that is disturbing to me. Perhaps you can help me find an answer. This morning as I woke I had a strong image, something I’ve never seen before and yet so powerful that it lingered with ...

Art Oddities

The heat has been so bad lately I feel I’m trapped in the air conditioning. Finally, we had a little rain and a cold front come through dropping the temperature to only 98, making the mornings bearable. That’s when I grabbed my camera and took a drive. I was visiting a friend’s office ...

My Trip to the Zoo

My husband took the rest of the July 4th week off for vacation. We decided to go to the zoo to see the much advertised Penguin exhibit. I was so disappointed. It was 91 degrees at 10 in the morning, but the Penguin exhibit would be cold, right? It wasn’t. Penguins live on snow and ice, ...

Hard-Headed People

I am a hard-headed person. I know that because my parents told me so. My husband tends to agree with them; probably a couple of my old teachers are nodding their heads with agreement. I think my children would say I was stubborn. So what’s the difference between stubborn and hard-headed? ...

My First Ghost Hunt

Two of my girlfriends decided it was time to get me out of the house. If it were the eighties they would have taken me to Bingo, but being that one of my friends is a professional ghost hunter they decided to take me on an investigation. We went to one of the remaining buildings on the old ...

My Bike Riding Adventure

Ah, exercise, don’t you just love it; fresh air, the countryside, being with your loved ones and burning calories—just like it looks on the commercials. At least that’s what I thought. My husband wanted to go bike riding and purchased us matching bikes, his with a bunch of gears, of ...

The Gravel Road of Grieving

When you are grieving the loss of someone very special to you, it’s beyond hard. I recently lost my mother so I am familiar with the "Steps of Grieving" information bulletin. There are steps-levels-phases, however you want to describe it, there are steps in the grieving process, but the one ...

The Freedom to Work

I mentioned before that I am semi-retired; basically that means I’m old and unemployed. Instead of fighting for a full-time employment with a company against the high school and college graduates, I decided to take a job with a temp agency, that way I could have more time to devote to my ...

Creative Mailboxes

As a young student, I lived in Virginia and field trips at that time meant a day in Washington D.C. visiting the museums. Don’t get me wrong, it was fun. Anytime you get out of class to spend the day somewhere else, it’s fun, and we saw a lot of interesting things in those museums. I ...

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