- New Jersey, USA
- September 26
- Grew up in Jackson Heights, New York, but now live in Jersey. Married and the proud owner (servant?) of 4 cats, including a little blind guy named Quincy.
Jobs have included: English teacher in U.S. and abroad, cabaret performer and member of a NYC sketch comedy troupe; now a legal secretary and freelance writer.
Other jobs: canvasser for NYPIRG/cannery worker in Naknek, Alaska (a fisherman told me it was "the ugliest part of Alaska")/dog kennel cleaner/member of the swine and poultry crew on a California farm.
Currently performing my solo show, "Alzheimer's Blues," at Stage Left Studio in NYC. http://stageleftstudio.net/
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January 18, 2013 02:48PM
- Go Ahead, Make My RNC
August 31, 2012 11:29AM
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I have a confession to make. I suffer from panic attacks. It started several years ago--not sure what the trigger was, but they have not gone away. It’s not an everyday occurrence, but when they hit, they hit hard. Like right now. I was on Facebook reading about/… Read full post »
It's been a long time since I've posted. As some of you know, I've been performing my solo play, "Alzheimer's Blues" since June in NYC. Yesterday was the last show of the year, and the best. The audience consisted mostly of strangers--people from Gold Star, TDF, and othe… Read full post »
at the office
outside, April drones
its pollen tune--
“I got my Zyrtec in the morning,
and Benadryl at night.”
tugs at my heart
and waters my eyes
awake to its glory,
ragweed and all.
Happy Friday, everyone! I haven't posted in a dog's age because I've been feverishly working on and performing my solo show--the goal is to finish this weekend and have a complete show by spring!
I wanted to share something very special that I found this morning posted by the Alzheimer's Associ… Read full post »
Clint. Why, oh why, oh why? Who made the decision to let you speak at the Republican National Convention last night? And with unkempt hair, no less. His talking to the chair where imaginary Obama was sitting reminded me of the film Harvey with Jimmy Stewart (now a Broadway pla/… Read full post »
“Boy, boy, crazy boy!
Stay loose, boy!
Breeze it, buzz it, easy does it.
Turn off the juice, boy!
Go man, go,
But not like a yo-yo schoolboy.
Just play it cool, boy,
Stephen Sondheim (ly… Read full post »
In February I went to California and my Dad and I took a trip along the Pacific Coast Highway towards Santa Barbara. This is not really "my" sky since I live in New Jersey, but rather views of the Pacific sky through my own lens (iPhone, to be exact). The first… Read full post »
Don’t know why there’s a fog inside my brain, foggy brai-ain! Can’t seem to get my poor self together, it’s raining all the time. (to be sung to the tune of “Stormy Weather”)
Lately I’ve been experiencing what can be best described as &ldqu… Read full post »
In the wheelchair
pushing forward from the hips
seeking that thing
that fell to the ground
in the day room
Was it a last bit of muffin
or a hidden gem
no one else could see
but she knows is there
She reaches, straining
nobody notices… Read full post »
OS has been a second home for me this past year and a half. I started writing here last January at my husband’s urging—he felt it would help me write more and provide a venue to express what I was going through with my sick Momma. I was very fearful when… Read full post »
“Well I’m gonna get
through this world
the best I can if I can.
And I’m gonna get through this world
And I think I can.”
&nb… Read full post »
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
That’s me, insane. Einstein was a genius and he said this, so I must be. I made a vow to myself/… Read full post »
1. Don’t Let Physical Impairments Define You. (Quincy has asthma, is totally blind in his right eye and has 30% vision in his left. He's already lost one of his nine lives.)
2. Do Something Weird or Ridiculous Whe/… Read full post »
The lady who sits outside the elevator
on the third floor,
who always wears a necklace
of chunky multicolored plastic beads
isn’t smiling today.
I call her “The Smiling Lady”
because she always smiles,
and sometimes compliments me,
but she isn’t smiling today.
She glowe… Read full post »
"They call it Stormy Monday
But Tuesday's just as bad
They call it Stormy Monday
But Tuesday's just as bad
Lord, and Wednesday's worse
And Thursday's all so sad."
It’s “hump day,” the Wednesday before Memorial Day weekend: the perfect time for a mental pick-me-up. … Read full post »
“All I have left is my skin.” That’s what Mom told me today when we were sitting outside. It wasn’t the easiest visit with her. As my husband Lorin says, every visit costs. It costs me emotionally, if in no other way. I may leave elated after a go/… Read full post »
“Well those silly bully boys
They lost more than their toys”
The Tiger Lillies
At Blessed Sacrament School (also known as “BSS”), which my brother called “Bull Shit School,” the atmosphere was… Read full post »
Mireille Enos (Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Holder)
photo by Frank Ockenfels/AMC
It feels like the perfect day to discuss The Killing: it is dark and rainy in New York and I pulled my back out, so I’m feeling a bit other-worldly. AMC’s The Killing is one of those spoo/… Read full post »
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
Matthew 7:15 King James Bible
Prophet Manasseh Jordan called me on my cell phone Friday afternoon. … Read full post »
I realize that I am responding late to the open call for “awesome stories” by the new editor, but I am hoping that he/she will take into consideration that I was indisposed yesterday while undergoing a colonoscopy.
My awesome story commenced on Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. when… Read full post »
“Is that all there is?
Is that all there is?
If that’s all there is my friends,
then let’s keep dancing
Let’s break out the booze
and have a ball
If that’s all there is.”
Jerry Lei/… Read full post »
This is a follow-up piece to my post of April 16, "Robin Gibb in a Coma".
I am delighted to report that Robin Gibb surprised his doctors and awakened from a coma while The Titanic Requiem, his first classical composition, was playing, son Robin-John said on Monday. The symphony, which… Read full post »
“I have a place where dreams
And time is never planned.
It's not on any chart,
You must find it with your heart.
Never Never Land.”
--music by Mark Charlap & Jule Styne, lyrics by Comden & Green
In my freshman year of high school, I… Read full post »
Let me admit right up front that I’m a sucker for the Bee Gees. They grew in popularity during my preteen and high school years and the first album of theirs I bought was Children of the World, released in September 1976. Who can blame a 15-year-old for going ga-ga at/… Read full post »
It's tax day, everyone. Have you paid your debts to Uncle Sam?
Whether yes or no, let us take a moment to honor the Ides of April. It is 81 degrees in the Garden State, T-shirt weather. Tomorrow we're expecting 89. If only I could go to the beach in lieu… Read full post »