Hell

Hell

I, a confirmed atheist, have found the definitive definition of hell. Now, hear me out, please. If there really were a hell, and who knows, maybe there is, I discovered what it would be. We had to cancel our five-week vacation in Europe after one week because of my...

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Food Schmood

Food Schmood

Do you ever feel you get too much information about food? I might not be an expert on food, but I've had a long relationship with it. And I thought I knew a few things about what to eat and what not to eat. That is, until I find something on the Internet that tells me...

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The Front Door

The Front Door

When I taught in a California high school for four years, one of the privileges given to seniors was the permission to use the front entrance to the high school. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors hated the rule, and complained about it constantly. And they were right....

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Hi, I’m Sue Mattern.

I always wanted to be defined by my music… and by my writing—something I accomplished artistically. But one spring Sunday in 1986, a new definition was suddenly written about me. I was the mother of a 5-year old girl who was attacked and almost killed by a mountain lion in Orange County.