Susan Cushman

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Industry Arts
Occupation Writer and Artist
Location Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Introduction My roots are showing. What's a girl to do? Spend lots of money on her hair? Maybe. Wear hats? Definitely. Go back to Mississippi? Sometimes. But not to live. Memphis is close enough. Married in 1970 (42 yrs June 13!) with three amazing GROWN children, and three granddaughers. I spend lots of time now writing, reading, painting, traveling (to the beach as often as possible!)and hanging out with friends. Became Orthodox (Christian) in 1987 and love the Orthodox faith with its mysteries, healing sacraments, beautiful icons, music, and worship. Finishing my first novel (well, my second, but first one is on a shelf) and have ten published essays.
Interests Writing, reading, Byzantine iconography, art, sunsets on the beach, traveling (went to Greece in October 07 - check out blog posts from October 12-24!)
Favorite Movies A Beautiful Mind, The Prince of Tides, Divine Secrets of the Yia Yia Sisterhood, Girl With a Pearl Earring, 28 Days (Sandra Bullock), Pretty Woman, When a Man Loves A Woman (Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia), Three Faces of Eve, Eat, Pray Love, The Truman Show
Favorite Music Kris Delmhorst (Strange Conversation cd), The Wreckers (Save the Pieces cd), Rodney Atkins (If You're Going Through Hell cd), Iris Dement, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eva Cassidy, Robinella and the CC String Band, Gillian Welch (especially "One Little Song" on her Soul Journey CD), Dixie Chicks, especially "Not Ready to Make Nice, " Neil Diamond's "Home Before Dark" Cd, especially his duet with Natalie Maines, "Another Day, " AND Orthodox Liturgical music
Favorite Books The Prince of Tides (Pat Conroy), To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee), The Spiritual Life (St. Theophan), The Sunday Wife (Cassandra King Conroy), Walking on Water (Madeleine L'Engle), Escaping Into the Open (Elizabeth Berg), Tender Hooks (Poems by Beth Ann Fennelly), Ellen Foster (Kaye Gibbons), Broken For You (Stephanie Kallos), The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams), Living Orthodoxy in the Modern World (Andrew Walker and Costa Carras, eds., Little Altars Everywhere, Divine Secrets of the Yia Yia Sisterhood, The Mermaid Chair, Secret Life of Bees and Dance of the Dissident Daugher (all Sue Monk Kidd), Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, Grace Eventually and Blue Shoe: Haven Kimmel's memoirs and novels, The Liar's Club, Cherry, and Lit(all memoirs by Mary Karr)The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Same Kind of Different As Me, The Unbreakable Child by Kim Michelle Richardson, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White, and Backseat Saints (and all novels) by Joshilyn Jackson.