About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... My initials match (SS) and SS shares SS ideals and innerspace adventures.

A good day to me is when ... I wake up.

My hero in life is ...He did change my life.Ildefonso - that is true (see my favorite book!)

My favorite book is ...A Man Without Words, because the story describes a gift that has become my life

One thing I'm grateful for is ... gratitude, the magic carpet to the present

Greetings All From Downtown Los Angeles ...

Mar 23, 2014, 1 comments, 2 smiles Greetings all from downtown Los Angeles where I am a guest of the LA Catholic Worker where I have helped (I hope) them feed thousands of homeless, observed countless acts of kindness, like feet washing and free dental services, and the giving of a thousand little items not accessible to the homeless, from toothbrushes and safety pins to stamped envelopes, paper and pens. I'm awe-struck and full of gratitude that so many hard-working, smiling volunteers show up to serve love and food everyday. Further evidence of the outpouring of hopitality of the LA Catholic Worker, if needed, is their generosity in taking in a weird lady from Berkeley for two weeks, sight unseen. Grace, Peace, and Hospitality, along with hugs, susan 

In The Spirit Of Thanksgiving, I ...

Nov 23, 2012, 2 comments, 6 smiles In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank all of you with a gift of an American Sign Language class - all levels - this Sunday (Nov. 25th and/or Dec. 2nd), at 1:30, in south Berkeley. RSVP for address. Learn how to say "Thank you" visually to one person, to a group of friends, to the world, and one more variation for showing gratitude to Life.

Language-Less Man On Film

Aug 04, 2012, 4 comments, 7 smiles Greetings all you wonderful people, from San Diego, where Zack Godshall, a thoughtful and compassionate film director, is filming me and Ildefonso, a once languageless man (for almost 30 years).  His willingness to share and not be afraid of losing his anonymity is huge, by itself.  What he shares - himself- is beyond words - how fitting!  For you all, I wanted to say this has taken almost 30 years to put together, and the last thread needed involved all of you.  How?  Karma Kitchen brought Richard and me together.  Richard writes an interview in works & conversations.  Why does some Zack in Louisiana read it?  He stayed friends with a professor who taught him a course, "Contemplative Prayer."  That professor is Richard's brother!  Life is all connected, we know; it is always fun when we can actually experience the connections on the surface as well as deeply.  Thank you, Richard, thank you, folks inspiring Karma Kitchen and KK supporters, thank you ALL - I love you and miss you and appreciate you, more than I can say (language is not enough!).

Levitation From Passing It On -- Again And Again!

Mar 30, 2011, 9 comments [My friends lost their wonderful deaf daughter, Haley, less than two years ago.  She died at 14.  They gradually picked up the pieces of their broken hearts and decided to sail around the world with Haley's pug dog, Sushi.  They found a languageless deaf boy and some older uneducated deaf boys, in a town where they docked in Mexico.  They asked for donations to help pay for a teacher/interpreter to educate the kids.  I thought you would love to see what happened, especially, on the "inside." --Susan] Dear Friends, Levitation (from Latin levitas "lightness") is the process by which an object is suspended by a physical force against gravity, in a stable position without solid physical contact.   Remember the game we played as children where one person lies down while everyone else gathers round them packed side by side, shoulder to shoulder each placing two fingers under the reclined person?  Then on the ... Read Full Story