Posts by Sue Hollister Barr

Conscious Care

Aging
A darling daughter of mine once remarked, “The last thing your parents teach you is how to die.” What I had just told her, from the vantage point of my sixties, was that the day dawns when you no longer care what a particular part of your body looks like;…

Sneaky Snake

Reviews
Gorgeous guy in a film that turns all your cliched expectations on their respective ears?  What’s not to love in the 2014 film, Cut Snake?  Still I admit that the only reason I oh-so-thankfully watched it to the end was because I was stuck in a situation where I didn’t…

Potted Palm

Flash Fiction
Connection. It’s all about connection. Animals…separate, isolated, moving around as they do…don’t have time to feel the network. Consequently, animals don’t feel much of anything. And most of what little they do feel is based on some random, ephemeral memory of having been somewhere else, so it’s mostly inaccurate, exaggerated…

Democrats Did Do

General Rantings
Respectfully offering a different opinion from Ina’s Guest Post last month, many suggest that, though not perfect, Democrats did do what they could to avoid the overturning of Roe v. Wade. As an example, Obama may have started his tenure as President with Democratic backing, but there were a lot…

Wade Was Withdrawn

Guest Posts
Democratic Dallas Prosecutor Henry Wade’s detachment may have made Jane Roe’s victory possible, but his fellow Democrats’ detachment has made overturning Roe v. Wade possible.  My friend Ina contributes some food for thought: Guest Post by Ina Bransome Women of means (white feminists and white women of means) will always…

Shooting Shame

General Rantings
As most of you know, I was brought up in a world where however staunchly my father supported Adlai Stevenson, he was still capable of listening with respect to the man who first warned us about the military-industrial complex, President Eisenhower. It has disturbed me for a long time to…

Awful Age

Aging
I once read somewhere that what aging really is, on the most basic level, is your cells…when they replicate…start making “mistakes.” If you’re privy to something akin to my sick sense of humor, you can learn to laugh at some ways in which this manifests. Like I defy the most…

April Activity

Idiots Abound
Sources so exclusive that I’m confident no one else has heard of this have revealed to me that a top-secret meeting is taking place this month on an obscure island only reachable by private plane. Fantastically, no expense will be spared while the CDC, the FDA, Joe Biden, Donald Trump,…

Before Breakfast

Breakfast
Finally John Steinbeck’s Breakfast inspired me to write the following: Alone by Sue Hollister Barr On January 1st of 1988 I suddenly found myself utterly alone with two young children to support. The cold fury of endless blizzards swirling around me perfectly echoed the cold horror swirling around inside me.…

Bus Breakfast

Breakfast
My brother John was also inspired by John Steinbeck’s Breakfast to write the following: A Tale of a Carless Country Gentleman by John Barr You may have read in the newspapers that the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen had such flooding that houses washed down hillsides. You would have thought it was California!…
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