Byline: By SUSAN WOZNIAK

A college friend, who made teaching at a community college her career, is glad to see that our new First Lady will shine a light on the necessary...

In high school, I was half of the girls who did not take home ec. I had immediately become involved with the school paper and I filled the blank...

Susan Wozniak: People I’ve known

11/26/20

Maybe, it’s COVID, or, Thanksgiving without family, or, facing my own mortality, but every day brings memories of people who were once part of my...

Susan Wozniak: Nostalgia, in moderation

11/4/20

I’ve been thinking of a statement I heard. It is that the Victorians considered nostalgia a mental illness. My image of the Victorians is from the...

For more than a decade, I was a member of a terrific book group. I liked the people, the way it was organized and the exposure it gave me to books...

My daughter sent a photo of her younger daughter, Madi, then 21 months old. She was in her car seat, clutching something crocheted to her chest and...

January is ending. The red paper hearts taped to store windows announce the coming month with its popular holiday: Valentine’s Day. Whatever its...

Despite the regrettable lack of snow, it is still January. A few weeks back, I read that once the months of December and January bore the same name...

During the 1950s, my family watched “The Ed Sullivan Show.” I remember one particular Sunday when my mother rushed supper because Pearl Bailey...

Death was somewhat present during my childhood. As a family, we occasionally attended a wake. My mother called wakes “viewing the body,” a phrase...

Retail work is a boon for people looking for full-time employment.After submitting my thesis in November 1997, I found a retail job. The economy...

I was raised in a blue-collar family in Michigan during the 1950s.Unions were strong and it was a good time to be blue-collar. One wage supported a...

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