Posts by Sue Hollister Barr

Awful Age

Aging
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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
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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
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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
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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!…

Bountiful Breakfast

Breakfast
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My nephew Nat, a writer and musician whose music you can listen to here, was inspired by John Steinbeck’s Breakfast to write the following: What I Didn’t Say in the Yelp Reviews by Nat Barr When we moved in together, I noticed that she didn’t like to drink coffee at home.…

Ballsy Breakfast

Breakfast
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My niece Maureen, a seasoned professional who can help you reimagine education here, was inspired by John Steinbeck’s Breakfast to write the following: Breakfast at the Commons by Maureen Powers I never use an alarm clock. Before I fall asleep, I tell myself what time to get up. My body…

Beautiful Breakfast

Breakfast
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My brother John was inspired by John Steinbeck’s Breakfast to write the following: Hill Bed by John Barr Just as the Fall last year in Rosenow, Germany, was so beautiful that it kept me inspired after my surgery, a couple of months ago I converted a pile of weed-covered soil,…

Boozy Breakfast

Breakfast
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My brother Maury, a talented writer whose books are available here, was inspired by John Steinbeck’s Breakfast to write the following: Liquid Breakfast by Maury Barr We opened at nine, but I was there at eight to make coffee, fill the till from the safe, and get the place ready…

Better Breakfast

Breakfast
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Last month I posted master writer John Steinbeck’s Breakfast.  It inspired me to write the following: Oranges by Sue Hollister Barr $6 a run. That was all I made as the lowest of the low: a foot messenger in NYC. Some days I only got one run, not enough to…

Best Breakfast

Breakfast
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Below is Breakfast, a brief but magnificent short story by John Steinbeck, a master writer who should need no introduction: Breakfast by John Steinbeck This thing fills me with pleasure.  I don’t know why, I can see it in the smallest detail.  I find myself recalling it again and again,…
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