Author Archives: Susanna J. Sturgis

About Susanna J. Sturgis

Susanna edits for a living, writes to survive, and has been preoccupied with electoral politics since 2016. She just started a blog about her vintage T-shirt collection: "The T-Shirt Chronicles." Her other blogs include "From the Seasonally Occupied Territories," about being a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard, and "Write Through It," about writing, editing, and how to keep going.

April License Plate Report

Yes, you read the title right: The calendar says May 27, but this is the April license plate report. And no, you didn’t miss the March license plate report, because there wasn’t one. I didn’t spot any new plates in … Continue reading

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February License Plate Report

Sorry for very late posting — contrary to the usual, February seemed very long but March so far has been flying by, probably because I’ve been busy work- and otherwise. All in all, it was a very good February in … Continue reading

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January 2023 License Plate Report

Spotting half the states in January is pretty good and not unusual, but will you take a look at the map, specifically at #8 and #10? OMG. #8 is Mississippi and #10 is North Dakota, the eternally elusive, the Holy … Continue reading

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2022 License Plate Report

Three states were still missing when the clock ran out on 2022, but it’s a great year when not only Alaska and Hawaii are on the map but so are South and North Dakota. NB: There was no November report … Continue reading

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A Fantasy for Greg Abbott

So it seems that Texas governor Greg Abbott, following what seems to be a well-worn page in the MAGA playbook, sent several busloads of migrants to Washington, D.C., and had them dumped in front of Vice President Kamala Harris’s residence. … Continue reading

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Where the Money Goes

The end of the year fast approaches, with the arrival of 1099s and tax time soon to follow. I am a bit ahead of my usual: I have almost finished inputting my credit card transactions into Quicken. This is proving … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

I like the idea of Thanksgiving — a day for counting one’s blessings, giving thanks, and hanging out with friends and family. Reality is more problematic, as reality invariably is. Notice how, in the run-up to the holiday, news outlets … Continue reading

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Fall Slides Toward Winter

Monday was sunny but cool enough that I kept the front door closed. Clearly it was time to swap the screen insert for its sturdier cold-weather alternative. This I did. Just in time: Monday night’s temperatures produced the first ice … Continue reading

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October License Plate Report

Sorry to be so late with this one: state names have been swirling through my head, but they weren’t on license plates, and I don’t remember ever obsessing so much about Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia in particular. All three of … Continue reading

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If you haven’t voted yet . . .

or know someone who hasn’t and maybe could use a little nudge, or more information, or a ride to the polls — I posted my “Pre-Election Prep Talk” a couple of weeks ago. If you read it, you will recognize … Continue reading

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