Moot: open to question or debate

Moot point: an issue that is open to discussion or debate; or, even more interesting, an issue that has been rendered irrelevant.

You won’t always agree with her. But she doesn’t always agree with you, either.

Downtown Auburn Clock TowerYou might not know about Auburn, my small town. But I’m not sure whether it matters. Once I thought it did. Once I thought Auburn—its back roads and 19th century buildings, quirky individuals, its evolving downtown and profound sense of community, all of it, including its Northern Californianess—was unique. I know many people here think so.
I also know that many people who have never heard of Auburn feel this way about their own towns, their communities or neighborhoods. Granted, your town is unique because you live there. It has its own history, its own stories, its own traditions.

Yet in spite of our individual fingerprints, we are all human. I’m convinced that if I feel or think a certain way, or wonder something, so do others.

So if you, too, live in a town with good neighbors and grumpy neighbors, if you haunt a coffee shop haunted by various (other) eccentric characters, if your newspaper carries boisterous letters to the editor, if your City Council raises eyebrows occasionally, you live in a town like Auburn. How fortunate you are.

Purchase your book at these upcoming events:

at Placer High Auditorium, 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, as part of Auburn’s One Book One Community;

at A Spring Book Affair, 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at The Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way in Auburn;

from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the second annual Gold Country Book Festival the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. in Auburn.

Susan will also speak to the Chamber Forum about her book, 7:30-8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way in Auburn.