Susan Wade Edwards

Susan Wade Edwards
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
December 30
Former teacher, mental health journalist, book lover, mother of Mitch.


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NOVEMBER 30, 2011 10:25AM

Losing my brother

My brother died Novemeber 1.  He was my only sibling.  His name was Mike and he had just turned 64 about a month before his death.   A friend wrote me a condolence note that said, "Our siblings hold such a special place in our lives...keepers of secrets, companions in joy and… Read full post »

Every year in the Super Bowl (and other sporting events too numerous to mention) we see players pointing to the sky after touchdowns or indicating by some other gesture that they owe their successful play to the Maker above.  Post game interviews are replete with deferential players who tak… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 5, 2011 9:48PM

The Criminalization of the Homeless

It's not good to be homeless in Kansas City, MO.  You tend to get arrested.  The Kansas City Star described the plight of two men, Gary and David, who were recently evicted from their camp site close to a freeway ramp and jailed. While incarcerated, for camping illegally, the men lost&… Read full post »

JANUARY 25, 2011 2:21PM

Sarah Palin: Her Truth Goes Marching On

Don't think any words from me are necessary.  The video speaks for itself.


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JANUARY 24, 2011 12:23PM

Two second graders were doing what?


Opened up The Kansas City Star the other morning to digest the news that had transpired while I slept and came across this headline:  “Sex act in class alleged.”  The sex act referred to was oral sex so I assumed it had occurred in a high school between two (very)… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 10, 2010 1:35AM

A Sad Duty: Telling Dad's War Buddy of his Passing

December 8, 2010 


Dear Mr. Kellan,

I am writing to let you know that my father, Jim Edwards, passed away on April 29, 2010. He was 95 years old. He fell at the end of March resulting in a compressed lumbar fracture.  He survived the fall, but while in… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2010 12:51PM

Black Friday Virgin Loses It This Year

I’m a former Black Friday virgin.  I’d never participated in the inane practice of getting up at 4 a.m. to stand in line with people ready to knock me down in order to beat me to the hot ticket item of that particular shopping season.  I don’t like crowds, I don’t/… Read full post »

OCTOBER 23, 2010 3:46AM

Beating My Old Nemesis Melancholy

It's a feeling of foreboding.  You wake up in the morning, begin to stir and as your consciousness increases you sense that something is wrong.  You can't isolate it or identify it.  But it's an unpleasant presence that's in the air you breathe.  You try to identify its source.&nb… Read full post »