- New Jersey, USA
- September 26
- I have a new blog: www.suburbanhobo.com
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.
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We went through it all together, or so it seems. The doctors’ appointments, the diagnosis, the challenges of everyday living, the aides, Easter weekend, Mother’s Day, movies and poems. Only difference is that mom’s institutionalized, and I’m not. My husband L… Read full post »
people united will never be defeated.
El pueblo unida jamás será vencido.”
In 1985 I was a rojita, or so I was called. My boyfriend, let’s call him “Doug,” and I… Read full post »
The last time I rallied for a cause was in 2003, marching with fellow New Yorkers against the impending Iraq War. Before that I’d done nothing of significance in the political arena since the 80s, when I was a vibrant 20-something full of hopes and dreams, not to say I haven’t… Read full post »
My husband and I started watching AMC’s Breaking Bad in 2009, so we missed the first season and had to order it on Netflix. I was immediately hooked, rather, obsessed with the show. The main character, Walter White, is an anti-hero, recently diagnosed with incurable, stage three lun/… Read full post »
“If I had ever been here before I would probably know just
what to do
. . . And I feel
Like I've been here before,
feel like I’ve been here before.”
Another call this morning from… Read full post »
“But Jesus called for the children and said,
‘Let the children come to me;
do not try to stop them;
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.’ ”
… Read full post »
Sunday, April 24
I hate my mother. It’s Easter Sunday evening and I should be loving Jesus and hopping down the bunny trail or returning from it. It’s hard not to hate your abuser even if that abuser is your parent, sick or not.
Mom has had trouble raising… Read full post »
After support group last night, some of us went to Zocalo, a Mexican restaurant in the Grand Central Station concourse, for margaritas. To protect the innocent, I will refer to the ladies as "S", "L", "D","A" and "E."
There is always a victory to celebrate, large or small. S/… Read full post »
“We belong together, we’re happy together,
and life is a song.
When we are together, we know
we are where we belong.”
Oscar Hammerstein & J… Read full post »
Welcome to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), 16th Floor, 14 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, New York.
Signs that greet you:
Audencias en Progreso
No Cell Phones Permitted
Surveillance by Closed Circuit TV in Use”
Welcome to pale… Read full post »
“When you walk through the storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark.”
Rodgers & Hammerstein, Carousel
On Tuesday evening… Read full post »
“We’re all put to the test, but it never comes in the form or at the point we would prefer, does it?”
– David Mamet, The Edge
This morning at 6:00 a.m I found mom sitting on the floor of the bathroom unable to get up. I asked… Read full post »
“Flush velvet sometimes,
Sometimes just pretzels and beer,
But I’m here.”
On the way to mom’s, I stopped at CVS for the blood pressure medication, a box of her favorite oatmeal cookies and something new, Anna’s Ginger Thins in a burgundy box… Read full post »
Is it seasonal affective disorder or is it me? I woke up happy on Sunday, today I woke up sad. Usually I wake up manic, fists figuratively clenched, battle-ready for the next crisis.
Dad stayed with us Sunday night and I drove him to Grand Central Station Monday to… Read full post »
Last Friday I diapered my mother for the first time. She has been "wetting" as she calls it so much that a maxi pad isn't sufficient. I thought she'd fight me over it, since she has always been vain, but when I explained that they were "panties with a pad inside" she had… Read full post »
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