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I Hope Elsewhere Goes Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

Darling, I was very dismayed, disappointed, and exasperated when I read Peggy Noonan’s Saturday Wall Street Journal column.  She writes her point of view every Saturday and I have been one of her ardent readers. That is until I read Saturday’s column. After several minutes of reading and re-reading, I told my Ultimate Concierge I was going to write to the Wall Street Journal.

Instead, I continued to make our apartment in the sky look like it had not consumed 83 boxes of treasures from Shangrila! Moving around our apartment seemed far easier than having to think. It is hard to think after eight months of isolation in Elsewhere. I would move ‘again’  if I could leave Elsewhere for somewhere like, Somewhere Over the Rainbow! Wouldn’t you? What a silly question! Of course, you do.

Feeling Muddled Taking Dr. Fauci’s Perscription: Isolation

My life before COVID-19 was normal; not muddied with isolation. It used to consist of all types of interesting chapters. I looked forward to turning the page from October and the fall of the year to November and Thanksgiving and family. Then to December when bells ring and children sing and love is felt all around; To the new chapter of January and the New Year when it’s time to sweep out the old and ring in the new. There are no chapters in Elsewhere and because of that, life is a blur. The only real stimulation is hearing the roar of ambulances and police sirens that make me jump and total love from my Ultimate Concierge, pooch America, and my family.

Where Are You Somewhere?

The days float into the night and the weeks float into months and ‘nothingness.’ I miss joy. I miss feeling invigorated. I miss the excitement of looking forward to the next chapter. Where are you, Somewhere? Where is the blue sky and dreams that do come true?

Our Leaders?

I hear Dr. Faucci’s words, “Plan on not celebrating Thanksgiving with your family for another year.” I hear Biden speak and call Trump, George (for George Bush,) and tell us his plan to cure the plague is to “keep children home from school (to please the teacher’s unions) and isolate, isolate, isolate or you will die.”

Remember what I told you about the word, fear? I listen to the Governor announce all restaurants and bars will be closed down for two weeks in my bankrupt state, Illinois. I hear Trump speak and tell us there are more problems with drugs, suicide, depression, bankruptcies, and alcoholism than COVID-19. He says, “Go back to work and put your kids in school.” And, I read Peggy Noonan’s Saturday column and she informed her audience she is not voting this year!

Voting Is Your Only Way to Voice Your View, So Vote!

In essence, this is what she said, Trump did everything he promised but he is disgusting. Biden did not do much in forty-seven years but he is a good man (really?) That, darling, was her reason for not voting? Either the man or agenda was imperfect so she is not voting. Doesn’t sound kosher, to me.

Do Not Be a Clone of Peggy Noonan

The 2020 election goes beyond who will be our next President. Darling, vote on the issues, not the man. Remember your vote is your power and elections have consequences. Why didn’t Peggy Noonan write that? Not voting is giving up your voice. Why didn’t Peggy Noonan write that? You are voting for your welfare, your safety, how your taxes will be spent. Why didn’t Peggy Noonan mention that, too? Voting affects your job and your grandchildren’s education. Also, what about healthcare and open borders?

Voting in 2020 will decide if the United States continues as a Democratic Society or becomes a Socialistic Country. Why didn’t Peggy Noonan write that? She knows. Believe me, she knows.

Why I Believe Elsewhere Has Affected Even Ms. Noonan

Ms. Noonan, in my opinion, played the game… Staying Neutral Wins. In my mind, she lost. She lost big time. And, here is why.

Fear. Fear stopped her from writing what she should have written because she is a commentator for NBC and ABC News, both liberal. Ms. Noonan does not want to lose her lucrative positions.

Maybe Elsewhere has affected her, too? She has lost touch with the reality of the importance of voting because her life in Elsewhere is a blur. Or, maybe just maybe she was giving us a hint when she mentioned… President Trump delivered on his promises and his policies were good.

I Want to Ancor Myself in Somewhere, Not Elsewhere

I want time to matter and I don’t want to live in a blur where there are no chapters. As well, I want to live and I want to go to museums and the theatre and walk the streets of cities. I want to spend time with my family and friends and meet new people. Darling, I want to fly off to Europe or visit the National Parks of my beautiful America. And, I want to smell the roses once again and I know you do too.

I know this blog will be controversial, but, I am always open to conversation. Let me know your thoughts and comments in the space below. I do want to hear from you. Much love to you all. 

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November 3, 2020


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  1. patti says:

    Is this a political post? Because it sure reads like one.. and if it was… I need to be removed.

  2. Sharon. G says:

    Your column is 1,000%….the ability to vote is precious. I will walk into a voting booth and cast my vote until my last breath. Peggy Noonan definitely disappointed many people with her position. Shunning the ballot box is not a way to begin a dialog about the future. VOTE!

  3. Mary Townsend says:

    Well said and totally agree! Vote the issues, not the man. And far too many people are doing the opposite and voting for the man.

  4. Katrina Mullen says:

    Just read this after I returned from voting. I am exhausted by this election cycle but, like you, I realize the importance of my vote.
    Men and women have died for my right to live in a free society. I will respect that sacrifice with my vote.

    Love love love this article! May we all exercise our right as Americans today and May we come out of this election with the desire to heal and unite our country.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      I think if the women at honey good ran American there would be peace, prosperity and genuine love for our fellow man. Sending warmth, Honey

  5. Martha says:

    I appreciate your openness. I no longer share my “political” feelings/perspectives with anyone except my main squeeze. The last time I shared my political impressions openly was with my best friend of 40 years. She abruptly ended our friendship after Trump won. I hadn’t even said which candidate I favored. Her actions were shocking and painful. But as the years passed I realize I’m better off without her in my life! Her behavior was nasty. I also decided to keep my political perspectives to myself. I accept and respect everyones views, even though we may not agree on everything. I’m certainly not going to dump a dear friend over differences.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      An unfortunate experience with a best friend turned into a blessing. Toxicity is not a way of life and you learned that you would prefer to keep your feelings private. Great. I accept everyone’s views, too. Warmly, Honey

  6. Colleen Capstick says:

    Honey-You are so brave! I love how you speak your mind. Prayers for our wonderful country!🇺🇸

  7. Teri says:

    This is one of the best posts you have written!! Thank you for your honesty.

  8. Michelle says:

    My comment is two words, I AGREE.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Let’s move to Somewhere over the rainbow. My bags are packed. And, whatever I left behind, I can get on Amazon!!! Warmly, Honey

  9. Diane says:

    Oh Honey you are RIGHT on ! Every thought, statement and word you speak is truth ! May God bless you and keep you safe to continue to be a beacon for us women !
    Much Love and Respect,
    Diane Faul

  10. Sharon Bostrom says:

    Good Morning Honey,
    Thank you so much for sharing your voice!
    Your blog was spot on.
    This election seems to be driven by “emotions” rather than facts.
    Our President Trump was brought to our nation by God.
    God makes no mistakes.

    With love, blessings, gratitude from a Woman of faith.
    God bless you ~
    God Bless Our USA!

    From the great Sunshine state of Florida!

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Your state came through for our President. The world saw how popular our President is with us real people. Just think if he had the Press, Tech, the news and big business behind him … he would have been a landslide! God Bless you!!! Warmly, Honey

  11. Margo says:

    I wish I could feel certain that the truth will win out and that after today we will return to our country being the example of freedom for the world, but sadly, I don’t think it will happen. I agree that the easiest way to control people is through fear, countless times we’ve been told that we’ll lose social security, lose healthcare, that our very lives are in peril unless we vote in the democrats to save us. Now it’s Covid and the fear of our lives as we once again head to the polls covered in masks. I refuse to be crippled by fear. There is no greater sin than despair and we cannot give up thinking that it’s no use. I will head to the polls today even though it is unlikely it will count here in this democratic state of Massachusetts whose ‘republican’ governor supports Biden in hopes of some cushy Washington job if he’s elected. It is disgusting. But not enough to make me give in. I find it astounding that people cannot think for themselves and refuse to see the corruption in someone simply because he’s part of the Washington elite. The media has done a great job in brainwashing the American public and unfortunately, I doubt that those of us who see the irony in all that has happened this past year will not be enough to hang on to our great America.

  12. Pauline says:

    I agree with you 100 percent. You put into words my thoughts.

  13. Go Girl. I’m proud of you!!

  14. Carole says:

    Hi, Suzi….you write so honestly. I appreciate you.

    I am trying to not watch any coverage today only because i am so invested in Trump, i can hardly bear it!

    God bless America and our president who has really over-achieved and over-extended himself for us.

    Take care and keep up the good writing …hi to Shelly, hug America.

    Your friend always, Carole Graveline

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      God Bless America! I will email you and Janice G. I heard from Jean S. too. Keep your chin up!!! Sending friendship and warmth…

  15. Carolyn Baum says:

    This is, to me one of the most interesting of your columns. I, too, always read and admire Peggy Noonan. She seems to capture, better than anyone, what I am thinking and feeling. I was deeply affected by the column you refer to. I am with Ms. Noonan- hesitant to vote for one because of the deeply flawed man, and seeing the other side as going too far in a way I don’t wish to follow. I care deeply about several of the down ballot contests so I was surely not going skip this election. Alone among anyone I know, I have been truly an undecided voter. I have also wanted to cast my ballot in person, on Election Day.
    So, this morning, I woke up with an unsettled mind and heart. As I walked into my nearly empty polling place, I finally made a decision. I would do as Ms. Noonan did, and just not vote for the top of the ticket. I went to the checkin, presented my documents, schmoozed with the poll workers a little and stepped into the voting booth. I opened the ballot- and I voted. I voted the ballot top to bottom. It came clear to me and I voted. I feel at peace for the first time in months.
    Thanks, as always, for your wonderful blog!

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      I have tears in my eyes because I am so happy my story got you really thinking. That my words or Ms. Noonan’s words, gave you the will to do what was right and now… you are at peace with yourself. Sending friendship and warmth…Honey

  16. Jean Skelly says:

    You are correct. Not voting is not the answer.
    Research the candidates and their records and make a decision that you feel is right. No candidate is perfect and sometimes people like or dislike someone based on their demeanor. I judge by results or lack of results.
    We are all tired of the virus. Pray we get a vaccine and a handle on it soon.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Oh! It is so nice to see your name. We are on the same page. I wish we could meet and have lunch and talk. Take care and stay safe and keep our group together. I know you will. I have the utmost admiration for you. Sending friendship…

  17. Janice Gineris says:

    Susan, once again you hit the nail on the head! Liberals hate Trump because he is not one of them. America needs a healer not another politician. Yes he is bold and brassy but truthful.
    I agree with Mark Levin, this election is about our precious constitution and the rights and liberties our forfathers fought for.
    I only pray Americans realize what is at stake. This did not come overnight. Little by little the liberals have taken everything that we hold so dear away. Like I said before it they get in our life as we know it will completely be down the shitter!!!
    Stay safe my friend,

  18. Donna Leftwich says:

    That Op Ed has been on my mind and in my discussions ever since I read it. Have always been a fan of Ms. Noonan’s until recently. Her masterful use of the English language is powerful. Can accept the vision of many with whom I do not agree. Supporting someone who does not exercise her/his right to vote is much harder. She, of all people, must at least care who controls our House and Senate. That vote I got in line to place, before the sun rose this morning, is sacred to me because of the freedom our ancestors fought to keep. Character and courage were two things I considered when selecting my candidate. So sad that Peggy Noonan cannot find the patriotism to exemplify either. Once again, your words speak to me, Honey. God Bless America

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      How well you express your feelings. I read and reread your comment. Thank you for writing to me in such a grand manner. Warmly, Honey

  19. D smith says:

    Thank you for standing up for our right and obligation to vote. Sad that someone who is an institution in our country says “don’t vote”.
    I don’t like the man either but am casting my vote against one rather than for the other. Different way to think about your vote.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      That we have the right to vote is an obligation and a privilege, We are fortunate to be able to express our views at the ballot box. Thank you for your comment. Warmly, Honey

  20. Garmisa Toni says:

    We are on the same page. Good article.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Hi! Hope all is well. So happy to see your name. Hope Bobby is fine, too. I still have the scrape book you made for me when we built our home. I was looking at it a few days ago. It is now a memory book and I am so glad you made it for me. Thank you from my heart. Sending friendship and love…

  21. kathy says:

    These are challenging times indeed. The statement that Biden called Trump George (Bush) has been proven untrue. That video was doctored. You can search on the internet and find that. I have a son I have not seen since last Christmas as he lives in Seattle. I miss hugging those I love, meeting friends for dinner and on and on. However, I am following the science. We usually get together Christmas day with our family – all 25 of them but that won’t be happening this year. It’s heartbreaking! Dr Fauci is an expert in epidemiology, known and respected the world over. It is a shame he and Dr Birx have been pushed aside and the President brought in a Neuro Radiologist because he says what the President wants him to say. To me, THAT is frightening. If more people would do things safely like wear masks, practice social distancing, and avoid large crowds we could be in better shape.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      you are right and I do wear my mask, practice social distancing, wash my hands and follow all guidelines.I believe the scientists in the USA and around the world are in a quarry about how to handle Covid-19. They go back and forth with different ideas because medicine is a practice but all are trying their best, to include Dr. F, Dr. Brix. What I do not like is when Dr. F. leaves the practice of science and enters politics. I also note our scientists under the direction of our President have been granted the funds to come up with therapeutics more than any other country in the world. Thank you for your openness and beautifully expressed comment. God Bless. Warmly, Honey

  22. Patricia says:

    Thank you for your succinct commentary, Honey! Why do we forget all of the women who went before us, who fought & suffered greatly to win us the legal right of WOMEN to VOTE? How dare any female refuse to vote ‘on principle’. EVERYONE, 18 and over MUST vote! Let your conscience be your guide!

  23. Rose says:

    As I read this article I had tears in my eyes. You said everything I am feeling. And as I sit here watching election results and wondering where my beautiful Country is headed. I just cannot shake this bad feeling of ultimate sadness. Thank you for writing this article.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      I think everyone in the world is sad. Join the sorority. Think of reasons to be glad, stay busy and realize you are not alone. Warmly, Honey

  24. Ann says:

    Well I am writing you off. The statement democratic vs social is so wrong. Trump wants an authoritarian govt where he is king. Dems wanting socialism is Trump brainwashing you. You sit in your glass ceiling and cage and make ignorant and misinformed statements. Your precious trump is
    Leaving us bankrupt, sick and choking in
    Our own pollution. Get real. I’ll never rad another word from you again. Your showing your age in your outdated mentality.

  25. Lera says:

    I was very disappointed to read your blog today. In my opinion, your view seems to be based on the temporary halt to your elite lifestyle so that our country may successfully heal. I am no longer subscribing to your blog.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      If you had and have been ‘listening’ to all news stations this is what took place during this election. Obviously you are a democrat. Are you aware that the Democrats Party is the new elite party. Movie Stars, Tech giants, Corporate Giants .Bloomberg, etc. The Republican Party has now become the new People’s Party. I hope you did ‘see’ the thousands of normal people standing out in the cold waiting to hear the People’s President. I understand you think I am an elitist but I am far from one. I am a small town girl who has kept her small town values. I am fortunate to live a beautiful lifestyle and I am grateful. If you knew me…you would want to be my girlfriend. That I can guarantee you. Best of luck to you if you decide to leave. Warmly, Honey

  26. Gina says:

    Thank you for your honesty and candor. It is interesting to read your article because I live in the deep South and you live in the North. Our areas in which we live are so different but yet we share similar ideals. The unrest in our country is troubling, I know you feel the same, especially being our age it is sad to watch. I think of my grandchild and what he will be faced with as he gets older. We are teaching him to have good morals and good values, to treat others with respect even if their views are different. An old saying “Right is right, even if no one is doing it and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it”, St. Augustine. We have had that on our refrigerator since our girls were tiny, and it hasn’t changed. Thank you and God bless.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Whether we are from the North or the South our values are the same. It matters not where we were raised. It matters who raised us. Teaching your grandchild your good values will make him strong. He will carry them with him all the days of his life. PS. I think I was a Southern girl in my last life!! And, a French woman, too. Warmly, Honey

  27. Kathy35 says:

    Agree. Whether you like Trump or not, He did what he said he would do. I’m tired of living in fear. I lived in River North for years. The city of Chicago is not what it used to be…very sad.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Thank you for your thoughts. The Presidency should never be a personality contest. It amazes me how blind sighted people are. Don’t live in fear. Fear stops you from starting. Take the word, if possible, out of your vocabulary and concentrate on everything around you that is positive. Warmly, Honey

  28. Joann says:

    I am in full agreement with you Honey. I fear for my family if this country turns the way of the liberal democrats. I try not to worry and have faith that good will prevail over evil. It is all in God’s hands. Thank you for the courage to speak your truth at a time when it is unsafe and unpopular to do so.You are not alone.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Thank you for your support. Worrying will not help. I learned this saying from my husband: There will be plenty of time to worry. It is true. As of now you have a loving family who I think is healthy and safe, a roof over all of your heads, food on the tables and love. Hang on to that and your principles and don’t be frightened to speak honestly about your feelings. You will be respected and if anyone doesn’t like the idea that you have your thoughts, too. delete them. Not family, though.:) Warmly, Honey

  29. Michele says:

    I felt the same exact way when I read the Sunday column. When you abdicate your responsibility as a citizen then you have no right to speak or have an opinion about anything. I was really disappointed in her. I am a liberal, a concerned citizen who is very conflicted about the mainstream media, the covert corruption in our government, the status quo. Not thrilled with either candidate for president. Long for a charismatic, forward thinking, bridge building client. both of these men represent two sides of the same coin…the status quo, old energy. Eager for an enlightened new one.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      What is coming out of this election is quite enlightening. First of all, I am an independent. I vote for the party who represents my principles. I am a woman who never wants to feel stuck with a doctrine. Party principles change as you might have noticed this time around. The Democratic Party was known as the people’s party but now it is the Elite Party. Look at the players who back it: The movie stars. The Press. The fat cat politicians who are making money in China, The TV big wigs. The athletes. The moguls of big Social Media. The CEO’s of the big banks, etc.. Look at who represents the Republican party. The American citizen. the people who made this country great. All you have to have done was watch the thousands upon thousands of normal citizens, like you and me, come out for Trump. He is a mogul. But he is for the citizens of America. He brought jobs back. He cut regulations so people would not have trouble opening new businesses, he closed borders to protect our safety and the American job market, he believes in law and order. He wants our children back in school. I am not trying to change your feelings about the two parties just trying to make you aware. I became aware when hearing commentators speak of this shift. I started thinking on my own and decided they are right on. Interesting, isn’t it? Warmly, Honey

  30. Tricia Williamson says:

    Thank you so much for your column. I, too, just want my life back. My country back. I am very much a conservative and had such great hopes for what would be accomplished over the next four years. Today I feel broken. Thank you so much for being honest with your followers even knowing some may be offended. Forever a fan. Tricia

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Thank you Tricia. I am an authentic person and writer. Do not feel broken, yet. Unfortunately, we no longer have an authentic Press or Social Media sites. They are the opposite of authentic. Very upsetting for those of us who want to hear both sides of the aisle. In the end, they will lose. Integrity in life wins. Stay safe and think positive. Warmly, Honey

  31. Sharon says:

    I did comment the day of your blog but, for some reason, it never showed. I definitely agree with everything you wrote. I’m very glad you were brave enough to put your beliefs out there for all to see. In today’s world that takes courage. What saddens me about this election is the “why” a great number of people voted Democratic. Instead of voting for the man who has and will continue to do the best for our country, they cast their vote for Biden – not because they believe he will serve us well – but simply as a vote against Trump. I don’t understand that thinking. Voters may not like Trump’s personality but he has always put America first and has accomplished so many good things during his four years as President. Hopefully, the next four years won’t undermine all Trump’s accomplishments.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Amen. Truer words were never more perfectly written. I agree with you 100%. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Warmly, Honey

  32. Paula Sullivan says:

    Hallelujah, I love you even more after reading this post! You are right on about the Noonan piece and the importance of voting issues. We cannot wait for the perfect leader. That person does not exist. We need more brave people like you! Keep it coming.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Thank you, Paula.Ijust have to be, me!!!!! Call it brave. Calit authentic. Call it willful. I refuse to let fear stop me from stating what I feel is right. Stay safe and well and carry on…Warmly, Honey

  33. Susan "Honey" Good says:

    Love your name and your thoughts. Except for one…age is just a number!!! Live. Laugh. Love. And, pray for our beautiful America.

  34. Nancy Slate says:

    I can’t understand people. People i know to be intelligent are against our President because they don’t “like” him. I probably wouldn’t enjoy spending time with him either but that has nothing to do with what’s good for our country. Are they that shallow? WOW

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