Recent Reviews for susan j larson
Sam (a pastoral) (Book) - 7/27/2012 2:16:17 PM|
Susan larson is one of my best friends, a fellow musician and horsewoman with whom i have shared 45 years of bliss i. Our mutual passions. We have ridden together over the very land described i her magnificent book "Sam." in fact I had the privilege of riding Sam, a creature as compelling and forgiving as any rider could desire. The book's difficult family dynamics and the redemption that follows are heart-rending and transformational. This is a book which aims high, and succeeds i. That its appeal is multi-generational. Ant horseman will be moved, of course, by Sam and his talent for healing the heavy burdens inflicted on Ruthie,his devoted owner. there is a quixotic note in Larson's story, which begs the reader to ponder the ineffable without expecting answers. Read, re-read, and give to a friend. Suzanne Cleverdon, 7-27-12
A Cure for Biophilia (Short Story) - 9/28/2014 7:13:22 AM
What a wonderful story! And so well written! I'm sure you get it published in some pet magazines.
Yes, we are mammals and, therefore, have a special connection. Through millennia, dogs have been domesticated from the wild through generations in almost every part of the world, creating these, highly attentive and friendly creatures that we adore. There is something wonderful about cuddling up to a dog and getting all that love they seem to give without question, like little children. We can learn a lot from them.
A Death in the Woods (Short Story) - 6/19/2013 6:56:39 AM
well done and i don't think i'll make that judgement call either
A Death in the Woods (Short Story) - 6/18/2013 5:45:46 AM
A very good moral question that most city folk who have never hunted or raised animals for meat may have a problem answering well.
My helper, born in Saigon and forced to live in the country for three years, never killed any of the many chickens she and her brothers raised. She told me yesterday that she didn't like the story I told about having to kill several puppies that our feral dog had because we couldn't give them away. I was a teenager with a 22. Made sure that they had no pain and buried them properly. I did with my mother said. It was sad, but necessary.
I understand that black bear are increasing all over the country, like deer. More and more, suburbia is encroaching on wild lands. Black bear can be very destructive of property when they are looking for food. The way the guy hunted for was very noble, like a Native American. Although I'm not sure I would like to eat bear, he did. It might have been better if he had had a way to use another arrow to put the bear out of its misery before dying.
While I hunted, I eat everything I shot. I did not shoot up property or kill wantonly like so many so-called hunters, do. Machine guns are totally unnecessary for hunting when one good shot will do.
I can't make the moral call either. But poaching and encroachment on wild lands is destroying wildlife everywhere and I'm afraid that many species will disappear from hunger or stupidity.
On the Occasion of my Husband's 70th Birthday (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 12:40:53 PM
Welcome to the club, Jim! And yes, marian the librarian is also a septuagenarian (aka Shirley Jones). And she's still a hottie. Next stop--octogeneria. Onward and upward!
On the Occasion of my Husband's 70th Birthday (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 8:20:50 AM
All praises to Jim! And many more praises for this wonderful poem filled with rhyming antonyms. It is truly a study in how to create a structure that is riveting, instructional, and fun.
Ron, a recent septuagenarian himself
My 67th Birthday in Matlacha, Florida (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 1:15:38 PM
This is truly funny… Cracks me up. But, on the serious side, you are far too young to be out to pasture yet. Maybe it's the Florida got you. ;-)
My 67th Birthday in Matlacha, Florida (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 6:23:18 AM
Cracks me up how you put this under action-thriller. It is, indeed, an adventure becoming the 'hoaryite'. A good blend of funny and serious. Now ... about vamping with Julius Caesar ... do you have any pictures?