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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Finding Patience When Needed Most.




and waiting, and waiting and waiting. 

"Gotta have plenty of patience at day job indeed. I can go on but I refuse to fall into the negativity and doubt so many have already succumbed to. Time to wake up, make some flat out changes and forget about the strays. Oh, how great it is to unleash the Beast..."   


~Susan B. Anna 



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Commuter Blues




As I get older I find myself dragging myself out of bed in the morning. Another dreadful commute to the city awaits and every day is the same. The buses are dirty, dusty and possibly moldy and the smell combined with overly perfumed individuals is enough to drive any allergy sufferer to tears. And yet I must endure.

That in itself sums up my morning commute. The evening however, is a little different. Remember, I did say a little. On my way home I have to rush out of work to struggle with having to fit in with thirty other people in one elevator to catch my bus. This is in office building, I then have to basically jog to the terminal to make my bus and deal with yet another elevator with what at first appears to be 3-4 people and once the elevator shows up an additional 50 come out of no where.

As a New Yorker I know all to well how to deal with crowded subways but this is ridiculous. I make it to my gate with a minute to spare, sweating and my heart racing so fast I could literally hear it as I sit down, greet the few I ride with daily and make myself comfortable. On this commute I have to deal with either the man who can't sit without having his legs spread wide. The one who wants to sit and type in his laptop, elbowing you every chance he gets. The lady who watches Netflix on her tablet, the one who has text battles with her significant other or the one who plays every single game Facebook has to offer.


With all of this you can say its enough but I'm really not done, We have the one in the back seat with his six pack of beer, the snorer and the one that irks me to no end the menopausal moron that would rather inconvenience 54 other passengers and have them freeze than deal with a heat spell. I know I will someday be there but come on. Overhead AC of course doesn't work so driver decides to put AC for entire commute home. By then I was wrapped up in my coat, hands tucked into my pockets and my hoodie on.  Basically freezing.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Counting my Blessings





Well it certainly has been a while since I've logged in and updated by Blog. Neglecting my passion once again but certainly not in vain, I have been very busy with day job, writing and creating website and Instagram for my local union and have also been bumped up to Treasurer when one elected decided to step down.

As a union officer I have learned a lot about how a union should run and hope that some day ours can come out on top with high member participation, strength and growth. In the interim, I have also been working on my WIP and hope to have final edits completed for submission this year.

Yes, I said, this year. I have waited long enough, worked on each of my novels and am finally ready to take that plunge. Research on publishers have long since been established and I am definitely psyched. To prepare myself and those who have anxiously waited, supported and pushed me I intend to write daily, even if just a rant and will also share my other projects with you as well. Below is link to union website, take a look and please if can share your thoughts.

Thank you and stay tuned for more...


~Susan B. Anna


BFSA Website

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Changes Within

So this summer has been quite interesting not to mention busy.  I have considered running for Auditor of my union in March and am happy to say was elected in April. As an active Union member for over 18 years, a delegate for five and believer in equality and unity all my life I was happy to be elected, but of course with that comes other responsibilities and an even bigger demand to fulfill these newly added responsibilities.

Challenges may come along the way based on past administration errors but the goal is set and I am ready to fill the shoes of my predecessor with my head held high as I bring forth the passion and drive to do both jobs, and do it exceptionally well.  No excuses, no exceptions and definitely no slacking off...  

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Black Lives Matter




Did you know these facts?

*Unarmed black people are killed 5x the rate of white.
*1 in 3 black people killed by police were identified as unarmed.
*Young black men killed by US police are at its highest rate in years (1,134).
*Only 10 of the 102 cases of unarmed blacks killed by police in 2015 resulted in an arrest.

Here is a list of the most publicized cases of unarmed black people killed by US police in the last 18 months.

Name, death year, age (State / Cause of death)

1). MICHAEL BROWN JR, 2014, 18 (MISSOURI / GUNSHOT)
2). ERIC GARNER, 2014, 43 (NYC / CHOKE HOLD)
3). DONTRE HAMILTON, 2014, 31 (MILWAUKEE / GUNSHOT)
4. JOHN CRAWFORD III, 2014, 22 (OHIO / GUNSHOT)
5). EZELL FORD, 2014, 25 (CALIFORNIA / GUNSHOT
6). DANTE PARKER, 2014, 36 (CALIFORINIA / TASER)
7). TANISHA ANDERSON, 2014, 37 (OHIO / HEAD SLAMMED ON PAVEMENT BY POLICE)
8). AKIA GURLEY, 2014, 28 (NYC / GUNSHOT – BKLYN STAIRCASE)
9). TAMIR RICE, 2014, 12 (OHIO / GUNSHOT – MISTOOK TOY GUN)
10). RUMAIN BRISBON, 2014, 34 (ARIZONA / GUNSHOT - MISTOOK PILL BOTTLE)
11). JERMAINE REID, 2014, 36 (NEW JERSY / GUNSHOT)
12). TONY ROBINSON, 2015, 19 (WINSONSIN / GUNSHOT)
13). PHILLIP WHITE, 2015, 32 (NEW JERSEY / DEATH UNKNOWN WHILE IN  POLICE CUSTODY)
14). ERIC HARRIS, 2015, 44 (OKLAHOMA / GUNSHOT
15). WALTER SCOTT, 2015, 50 (SOUTH CAROLINA / GUNSHOT)
16). FREEDY GRAY, 2015, 25 (BALTIMORE / DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY FROM A SPINAL CORD INJURY)
17). AMADOU DIALLO, 1999, 22 (NEW YORK / GUNSHOT X 44)
18). SEAN BELL, 2006, (NEW YORK / GUNSHOT X 50 ON WEDDING DAY)
19). TRAYVON MARTIN, 2012, 17 (FLORIDA / GUNSHOT BY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH VOLUNTEER)
Trayvon Martin


Here it is, a complete run down of police brutality, racism and corruption that has only gotten worse throughout the years. This is about living amongst a community you can rely on to keep you safe. These lives mattered and little has been done to prevent it from continuing and it must stop. Our Government needs to face up to this and act to make things right. We should not be afraid to let our children go out and we should not fear that they would be gunned down and murdered with no true justice prevailing.   ~Susan B. Anna

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Motivation or a lack thereof...



Sadly many of us are simply working to pay bills and just basically feel stuck in a job we can't stand. Settling to make ends meet and praying for that one vacation getaway that will make it all seem worth it while busting your ass to actually make it at doing something you actually love. Dream on or go for it.  ~Susan B. Anna

Friday, June 24, 2016

Great Kid Quote



If only a kids perceptions can truly be a motivational tool for some.  Hard to be happy at a company if you don't feel appreciated nor even recognized as an asset. ~Susan B. Anna