Profile of Susan Flanagan

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  • Try living outside your comfort zone

    The year is 1993. It’s winter and the temperature is about 0 degrees outside as well as inside. I wake and roll my belly up off the thin futon ...

  • Facebook friends

    Every generation has something it does that drives their parents crazy. It’s the natural evolution of things. Bring it on, I figured. There’s ...

  • 'Tis the season to say thank you

    The kids are all right My nativity scene is a work of art. Three ceramic camels stand over a foot tall. The wise men are magnificent. Mary and ...

  • Licence to thrill

    I am a two-time lottery winner. The first time it happened in April 2010, I was at home when the phone rang. “I didn’t get it,” said my first ...

  • Make way for your will

    My long-time friend, who I’ll call Will, had a heart incident a couple of weeks ago. As you can imagine Will got quite a fright. He thought he ...

  • Where the asphalt ends

    Last Sunday, surprise baby woke up and said: "It's a beautiful day today, Mommy." He says this every morning, even if the skies are as black as ...

  • Birthday overload

    November is birthday month in the Flanagan household. No. 2 turns 17, our girl becomes a teenager, and on our 19th wedding anniversary surprise ...

  • Checking account

    In the winter in the Flanagan household, a strange smell emanates from the basement laundry room. The odour is unmistakable to anyone who has ...