Susan Rushton

Hearts, weather, chamber, fairgrounds, food, admiration

Right before Valentine’s Day, I presented some of my favorite movie scenes to residents at Auburn Ravine Terrace. I do this regularly, and we have a good time. As I left, a c ...

What we’re reading and loving lately

  Time to write about books again. Me first: I don’t think I’ve shared my fondness for Alan Alda’s “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My ...

Lessons from a brand new kitchen

I loved everything Jean Kerr wrote. I was about 12 when I first pounced on her books of short pieces, beginning with “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies.” Later, I dis ...

Errors, Lions, arts, gold, First Amendment, comedy

I got Katie Kenoyer’s name wrong in my Denizens column on Dec. 24. At the December Chamber of Commerce mixer at the Journal, she and I talked about donating blood and plasma ...

What we’re reading and loving lately

   Good. Time to write about books again. Next time you meander through the Auburn Library, take a look at those new books. You didn’t find them there three weeks a ...

Free press a friend, not an enemy

I just thought I'd make my voice clear. I consider the free press vital and valuable.  I cherish the presence of a robust free press. I support the free press - it's ...

Collections, books, Citizens Awareness, trivia, entertainment

I ran into Karen Edmonds recently at the Auburn Library. She asked me to mention her mother’s Smokey Bear collection in the display cases this month. So you just have until J ...

What we’re reading and loving lately

Time to write about books again. Sue Stack emailed me about “‘Anthem,’ by Shainee Gabel and Kristin Hahn, from 1997. I love the way these two women write, and i ...

An aspect that the media have missed

I’m supposed to focus mainly on Auburn in this column. If not Auburn, keep it to Placer County. Usually I do... if I don’t quote people who live here, I investigate wha ...

Leaders, artists, parties, veterans, pancakes

Congratulate the 2016 class of Leadership Auburn. Bob Snyder invited me to join Journal Features Editor Carol Guild, KAHI General Manager Jerry Henry and website developer Dave Nav ...

Making the choice to laugh when we need to

The Auburn Journal is a family newspaper. That’s the only problem I have with it. Because of that, I can’t share my favorite dirty jokes. I have several, right now, rig ...

Blood donation, drumming, quilts and history

Ken “Papa” Walker, 76, has donated nearly 12 gallons of blood. “Why give?... [You help] save the lives of millions,” said. “Only 7 percent of the worl ...

Music, dogs, ACTV, running, youth

With joy and verve and poetry, my Auburn Symphony starred at Mondavi Center in Davis last Sunday. In my seat and unable to keep still, I recalled a promotion for the SF Giants on K ...

Gold Country Denizens: Music, rehearsals, tears, art and trust in Auburn community

The Friday before every Auburn Symphony concert, the group has an open rehearsal in the Placer High Auditorium. All rehearsals are free. “I tell everybody,” violinist K ...

And Another Thing: Considering beauty in an election year

I have reasonable hair. I have a nice smile. Well, I have an odd, lopsided smile. But heck, that doesn’t keep me from smiling. Lately, though, my eyelids always seem to be a ...