Profile of Susan Flanagan

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  • So you think you can swim …

    Do you have what it takes to get out of bed before sunrise to swim a few kilometres before breakfast? Even in the winter when mornings are ...

  • Monitoring mother

    My friend Peter lost his mother last month, a dynamo of a woman who raised seven children and obtained her medical degree in Ireland in 1955.For ...

  • My quest to spend less

    I know our family is not the only one wishing they had less debt and more savings. And because my husband would rather go for a root canal than ...

  • ‘23 and a Half Hours’

    We were driving in the van — almost home — when No. 5, the boy formerly known as Surprise Baby, spoke up from the back seat.“I have to ...

  • Parlez-vous Français?

    I spent the summers I was 16 and 17 just outside Québec City in Ste-Foy. I stayed in a college (CEGEP) residence, attended fun French lessons ...

  • Place-holder policies

    Sometimes when one of my columns appears in the paper, I get not only lots of emails but also phone calls. People are so incensed by what they’ve ...

  • Rules of the road

    Monday was a big day. No. 3 turned 16 and got the best present a 16-year-old could wish for — his driver’s permit. Yee-haw. I now have three ...

  • Devoted workers deserve a nod

    As loyal readers know, at the beginning of every year, once I’ve had a chance to sit back and relax, I reflect on the year gone by and remember ...

  • Trees, trees, glorious trees

    I visit the mall twice a year, maybe more if I get to a movie (this was a banner year; I got to “The Hunger Games” and “Life of Pi” in 3D). ...

  • All I want for Christmas is a supermarket

    Churchill Square in St. John’s has been good to me. As a child, I once picked up a $20 bill on the floor at Ayre’s and Giant Mart. Dad made me ...