Susan Young's Posts

Orlando’s Secret Gardens

Last weekend we were finally able to tour “The Private Gardens of Historic Orlando” – this time featuring the beautiful landscapes of the Lake Eola Heights neighborhoods. It was the 8th bi-annual tour, so it took us long enough to finally join the party. We toured ten homes throughout Lake Eola ... Read More »

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National Columnists’ Day April 18 – Buy a writer a drink day!

In honor of the anniversary of Columnist Ernie Pyle’s death, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists created National Columnists’ Day, April 18. In case you don’t know who Ernie Pyle is, he’s become the unofficial patron saint of newspaper columnists. This brave reporter covered World War II from the front-lines, ... Read More »

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Warning: Old lady reminiscing…

  Back in the stone ages, when I was in high school (we’re talking 50 years ago) my dad upgraded his hi fidelity turntable to a stereo system. Luckily, I inherited the hi-fi which was creatively fitted into my closet, along with a large, mahogany speaker. I thought I’d died ... Read More »

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Deadly Sins Brewery, a surprise find off the beaten path

So, you might have read about our used car buying experience. Well, we wound up with totally the opposite of what we originally wanted and found ourselves in need of a Swedish auto mechanic. The Volvo Store had a 2 week wait on service appointments so we went online searching out ... Read More »

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Quantum Leap – Orlando’s hometown winery

  You may have seen their bottles in Whole Foods or ordered a glass at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center before a show. But, you might not be aware that Quantum Leap Winery is located in town, on a side street in the Mills/50 District of Orlando. Fortunately, for ... Read More »

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Are you invisible?

I am rerunning a previous post about aging and ageism as it continues to be an issue, especially in light of recent events. During the Academy Awards show, I’m sure more than one person made the observation that the screw-up at the end, with the incorrect Best Picture being read ... Read More »

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