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.

Fun Run

Tam and I followed one of our usual routes this morning: down Pine Hill, around the Nat’s Farm field (which Mermaid Farm just hayed about half of), to the bike path and home. It’s never exactly the same, but this … Continue reading

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Juneteenth, on the 20th?

On the one hand, I think it’s great that Juneteenth is now a state (at least in Massachusetts) and federal holiday. It celebrates a momentous event: the arrival in Texas of federal troops bearing the news that enslaved African Americans … Continue reading

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Pride Flag Flying

The “Progress Pride” flag was raised on a Oak Bluffs town flag pole in Ocean Park last Wednesday, to kick off the island’s Pride Month celebrations. There is a hell of a lot to unpack in that sentence, starting with … Continue reading

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May License Plate Report

Malvina Forester gets inspected in May and as usual I put it off till the last full week of the month. Procrastination paid off once again, because parked in front of the West Tisbury church was a car with Hawaii … Continue reading

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Stupid Turkey, Crazy Dog

So it’s a glorious late spring morning and Tam and I are crossing Old County Road to Pine Hill Road, the last leg of our morning walk. He spots the turkey before I do, no surprise: it is well camouflaged … Continue reading

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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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