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.

My New Project

If you follow my Write Through It blog or listen to me blather on Facebook, you already know about this, but just in case . . . I’ve finally got access to a (wonderful) space to do writers’ workshops in, … Continue reading

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April License Plate Report

Seen for the first time in April: Tennessee, D.C., Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, New Mexico, and Texas. I very possibly spotted Texas earlier in the month, and maybe earlier in the year, but Texas is one of those plates … Continue reading

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Found in an Unfiled Pile

Lately I have been doing some serious rearranging of stuff. Redecorating it isn’t, because I never decorated in the first place. I rarely rearrange either, because in my studio apartment there’s pretty much only one arrangement that accommodates all my … Continue reading

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Vineyarders Sing, Loud and Clear

If this heading doesn’t make sense, see my most recent post, “Do You Hear the People Sing?” Or just read on. On Monday, advocates for the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank were staring down a make-or-break week, though no one was … Continue reading

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Do You Hear the People Sing

Housing bank votes start next week, when four island towns — Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and West Tisbury — hold their annual town meetings (ATMs), and three of the four (all except Tisbury) hold their elections two days later. ATMs … Continue reading

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March License Plate Report

If you guessed from the total absence of a February License Plate Report that there was nothing to report, you were right. Coming as it does after the big burst of January, February is always a light month, but this … Continue reading

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January License Plate Report

The year was off to a worse-than-mediocre start: the month was half over and not only was I not even up to 10, I was still missing three of the six New England states. Clearly I needed to get out … Continue reading

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January Blizzard

We have had, as you may have heard, some serious snow. It’s been a while since we had snow this serious — the kind of snow where the driveway has to be plowed before you can reach the main road, … Continue reading

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Have Faith. Keep Going.

Friday night I went (via Zoom, of course) to the M.V. Hebrew Center’s annual service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. When I first attended a few years ago, I knew next to … Continue reading

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2021 License Plate Report

The license plate scene was so grim this fall that I never got around to posting an October report. October’s tally was the same as September’s and, as it turned out, November’s: zero, zero, zero. December was on course to … Continue reading

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