Profile of Susan Flanagan

All articles of Susan Flanagan

  • The magic of kindergarten

    “What’s so magical about kindergarten?” Education Minister Clyde Jackman asked me as he leaned back in his leather armchair. It’s a good ...

  • Belly button of the world

    Steve Jobs thought he was the belly button of the world. He thought rules for regular people didn’t apply to him. He parked his Mercedes SL55 in ...

  • Lively Levee

    When discussing the New Year’s Levee, one of my sons asked me what it was. “It’s a way to welcome the New Year … a chance for the peasant folk to ...

  • Being efficient in the afterlife

    When I mentioned my topic for this week’s column, my husband told me not to touch it with a three-metre Christmas tree. But because this topic is ...

  • The longevity of pocket monsters

    Surprise Baby is obsessed with Pokemon, toys I thought we were through with a decade ago. These cute little Japanese Pocket (Poké) Monsters (Mon) ...

  • Let’s get physical

    It’s 7:40 on a Wednesday morning in mid-November and the first female premier of Newfoundland and Labrador sports a grimace as she faces her ...

  • Oh, the horror!

    Bludgeoned babies were not what I expected to see when I went shopping for a morph suit for No. 3 to wear on Halloween. When I walked into the ...

  • Scholarships 101

    I want to tell you a secret: there is free money out there waiting for your children. This time last year, I had no idea. But then it happened to ...

  • Accident waiting to happen

    Oh happy day. For four years I have been waiting to see a crossing guard on Elizabeth Avenue at Rennies River Elementary in St. John’s. Today, a ...

  • Overcoming the perils of the pond

    The first triathlon of the season is in Paradise on June 26. At 8 a.m., a bunch of brave swimmers will dive into Octagon Pond. The water ...