Profile of Susan Flanagan

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  • 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 ...

  • What a dragonfly taught me

    Forty years ago, I was standing on my neighbour’s lawn on Bell’s Turn when a dragonfly helicoptered its way onto my shirt sleeve. Although ...

  • Run for your life

    There are five World Marathon Majors (WMM) and Paul Lahey has done them all. Boston, New York, Chicago, London and Berlin. That’s quite an ...

  • The Raffle returns

    I wouldn’t miss the Santa Claus Parade for all the Lambs at the liquor store. As I mentioned a few columns back, Dad’s office was above the ...

  • Rocky Mountain high

    It’s our 20th wedding anniversary this month and we’re celebrating it in Mile High Colorado, home of Celestial Seasonings tea, Crocs shoes, and ...