Susan Soper's Blog – June 2012 Archive (3)

“Everything is Copy” — an Homage to Nora Ephron

This Nov. 3, 2010 file photo shows author, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron at her home in New York. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed Tuesday, June 26, 2012, that author and filmmaker Nora Ephron died Tuesday of leukemia in New York. She was 71. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file) Nora Ephron was forever young and forever funny. And all of a sudden, she’s gone!

 

So many of us could relate to her writings, musings, movies and books – not to mention a failed marriage or botched film that made her really human to her fans. When I was starting my own writing career in Washington, D.C. in the early 1970s, she was writing essays for…

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Added by Susan Soper on June 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Father and Son, Pure and True

Assuming that every day should and could be Father’s Day, it’s not too late to take note of a good dad’s day story I want to pass along – something I heard Sunday on Bob Edwards Weekend (Public Radio International) that really offered a touching footnote for the day.

 

Edwards was interviewing…

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Added by Susan Soper on June 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Wearing Fatherhood on Your Heart

On Father’s Day 1996, I gave my dad a leather chair and ottoman to replace the one he had worn the leather off of – especially the arm and head rests – from hours spent reading, talking on the phone, chatting with whomever was sitting across from him having a cocktail. Yes, probably even dozing. It was meant to be the ultimate gift for his years of love, guidance, nurturing, advice, mentoring, tennis, discipline and devotion.

 

Two weeks later, he died very suddenly…

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Added by Susan Soper on June 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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