Profile of Susan Flanagan

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  • Fit to learn

    Surprise baby has made his kindergarten debut. After two snow days resulted in the cancellation of the initial Kinderstart session for children, ...

  • At the foot of the matter

    “I didn’t marry you for your feet,” my loving husband said one day while massaging my cold extremities. Well, I hope you didn’t marry me for my ...

  • Calling all high school grads

    March 1 is the deadline to apply for admission to Memorial University for fall semester 2012. ...

  • 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 ...