A California native, Suzanne served in the Peace Corps in Colombia before moving to Santiago, Chile in 1972 to marry her boyfriend, Santiago. She explores how this experience has shaped her life in her memoir Marrying Santiago. She admits to being a tree-hugger, avid reader, nature writer, talker to stray dogs and cats, gardener, CNN news junkie, bird watcher, lover of storms and laughter and doting granny. Before turning to writing, she worked as a teacher of learning disabled children. A member of Santiago writers, her essays have been published in The Christian Science Monitor, California Magazine, the Marin Independent Journal, Nature Writing and Persimmon Tree.
Suzanne AdamA good long walk helps activate the creative sparks. Sometimes I just don't write for a time. I let the work "age" and go back to it later. A…moreA good long walk helps activate the creative sparks. Sometimes I just don't write for a time. I let the work "age" and go back to it later. A beautifully-written book can inspire me.(less)
I just turned the page on my Molly Hashimoto bird calendar. Goodbye to March and your regal long-billed dowitcher and hello April with your multi-colored cedar waxwing.
Another month, 31 days gone forever. At the end of the year we take stock, but what about at a month’s end? Or a week’s?I’ll start with the past week, less taxing on my shaky memory. I have my handy paper (non-digital) datebook...
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