Author Archives: Susanna J. Sturgis

About Susanna J. Sturgis

Susanna edits for a living, writes to survive, and has two blogs going on WordPress. "From the Seasonally Occupied Territories" is about being a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard. "Write Through It" is about writing, editing, and how to keep going.

Ice Diskery 2018

As 2017 turned into 2018, the weather stayed so cold for so long that I accumulated 15 ice disks on my little deck, breaking the previous record of 13, set in February 2015. Ice disks? you ask. What are ice … Continue reading

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Women’s Winter Film Series

I could fill a month’s worth of blog posts with reasonsexcuses why I haven’t blogged muchat all in the last six weeks or so, but here’s one of them: the Women’s Winter Film Series. It’s a project of the Women’s … Continue reading

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Writing Postcards to Voters

Back in mid-December 2017, in “Neighbors,” I mentioned writing postcards to Alabama Democrats to help get out the vote for Doug Jones. Doug Jones beat the odds and persistent attempts at voter suppression and is now a U.S. senator. Last … Continue reading

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January 2018 License Plate Report

In the license plate game the turn of the year brings a shot of adrenaline. The waning months of the old year are, in a word, boring. Dispiriting even. Island traffic is way down from its summer peak, though not … Continue reading

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2017 Year-End License Plate Report

As you’ve probably guessed, 2017 closed with the map looking exactly as it did at the end of September. It wasn’t a bad year at all. I spotted plates from 45 different states. AWOL at the end were Alaska, Montana, … Continue reading

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Ice Disk Votes Blue

Sorry, couldn’t resist. What a wild ride it was last night! I bitch about social media at least as much as the next guy, but sometimes it functions as a virtual town square that gives us a sense of our … Continue reading

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Neighbors

For more than 40 years I’ve made virtually all my own bread. For the last almost 10, I’ve used sourdough almost exclusively. Today Alabama voters go to the polls to elect a new U.S. senator. There’s a connection between these … Continue reading

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November License Plate Report

As you can probably guess from the lateness of this report, there were no new sightings in November. Boo-hoo. However, yesterday on the boat coming home from an eye appointment in Sandwich, Malvina Forester (my trusty 2008 Subaru) happened to … Continue reading

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Seasonal Switcheroo

Earlier this week I was wearing a T-shirt. I wasn’t wearing shorts although my shorts were still in the shorts drawer, which is the drawer directly under the one with the tank tops and sleeveless Ts. Daylight Saving Time ended … Continue reading

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October License Plate Report

You’ve probably guessed from the sheer lateness of this report that there were no new sightings in October. Sniff. Pretty cool election news from Virginia, New Jersey, and Framingham, though. 🙂

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