A life richly lived and appropriately, effusively celebrated –  Ball State University honors my mom Susie Duncan Sexton

I couldn’t be prouder of my mom Susie Duncan Sexton. This article is from The Ball State University Honors College alumni magazine. The author Olivia Power captured my mom’s spirit and soul. This is a beauty, and Olivia wove all of the threads of my mom’s life – her writing, her books, her advocacy, her progressive views, her irreverence, her wit – so lovingly and so thoughtfully. I am just tickled to pieces with this. A life richly lived and appropriately, effusively celebrated. This is marvelous!

(And enjoy these bonus clips of the Ann Arbor Civic cast in full costume for Drood‘s opening number “There You Are” and “Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead” – show runs June 1-4 at The University of Michigan’s Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, http://www.a2ct.org/tickets.)

Reel Roy Reviews is now TWO books! You can purchase your copies by clicking here (print and digital). In addition to online ordering at Amazon or from the publisher Open Books, the first book is currently is being carried by BookboundCommon Language Bookstore, and Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room in Ann Arbor, Michigan and by Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, Michigan. My mom Susie Duncan Sexton’s Secrets of an Old Typewriter series is also available on Amazon and at Bookbound and Common Language.

7 thoughts on “A life richly lived and appropriately, effusively celebrated –  Ball State University honors my mom Susie Duncan Sexton

  1. Thank so very much, Roy! Such fun to return to what was best about college days and in the company of a delightful interviewer like Olivia… at my advanced age, too. Young people are so receptive and inclusive…bodes well for a happy universe. She made my day….and miraculously, within in her creative hands, my life seems interesting and maybe productive after all! This person “restoreth-ed” my soul. The Honors Curriculum should be proud of talented students like Olivia to be sure. Two additional professors who changed my life are Dr. Alexander MacGibbon and Dr. Edward Strother, the latter having served as my advisor for my Henrik Ibsen Honors Thesis back in the days when I kept the “white-out” industry in business!

    • This comment in and of itself is such a wonderful example of how inclusive and encouraging you are to all those around you. This article is a wonderful overview of that kind and appreciative spirit, and I suspect Olivia found you and your personality as engaging and delightful as the rest of us. Very proud of you and of this article, which captures your spirit so beautifully.


  2. Olivia is a fun conversationalist…our exchange was memorable as I venture to add we seemed to be kindred souls! The art of conversation is alive and well methinketh, and the topic is one we both care quite a lot about…the Honors curriculum which does mean a great deal to so many of us Cardinals! We enjoyed a meeting of the minds though decades apart in age! The Honors endeavor brought us together in 2017…I shared the sixties’ consciousness with a bright person young enough to be my grandchild! Yet, we found ourselves on the same page after all! Much thanks to Olivia! And you, too, Roy!

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