Profile of Susan Flanagan

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  • Attack of the mutant hare

    Last week I got to go to Calgary without my family. Except for two nights in Trinity, it was the first time this has happened in 20 years. The ...

  • Building on the L’Arche model in Newfoundland

    “Community is not built upon heroic actions, but rather upon the love shown in the little things of daily life.” — Jean Vanier You know ...

  • Driver training should be taught in schools

    Drivers’ training, at least the in-class portion, should be offered in the high school curriculum in Newfoundland and Labrador.I turned on the ...

  • 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 ...