- 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.
I also blog at suburbanhobo.wordpress.com
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unclenching hands search for a
broom" . . .
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“It’s a show. It’s not the end of Western Civilization. It’s chewing gum.”
Frieze of gladiator b… Read full post »
It was Christmas, 1991. I was living alone in Astoria, Queens, after being recently dumped by my now ex-fiancé, Georg, who was German-American (German on his mother's side) who was living in Germany. We lived there together from 1990 to 1991: I was teaching English on a Fulbr/… Read full post »
The tall leggy blonde’s
favorite phrase is “douche bag” and she’s
“all for” public floggings.
She’s a good friend of Bill Maher; rumor has it they were
Maher has called her a “witty, fun drinking comp… Read full post »
My husband says I write too much about my mom and maybe I do, but she has been my “child” for so long I guess I can’t help myself. Very co-dependent of me. The mentally ill have a way of getting under your skin.
It’s almost the end… Read full post »
“These are the times that try men’s souls.”
On Monday, December 6, a 38-year old Texas woman who had tried for months but wa… Read full post »
Georgie Weiss: “Kid, you must have me confused with David Selznick. I don’t make major motion pictures: I make crap.”
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: “Yes, but if you take that crap and put a star in it, then you’ve got something.”
&n… Read full post »
“If you’re ever in a jam, here I am
If you’re ever in a mess, S-O-S
If you ever feel so happy, you land in jail; I’m your bail.
It’s friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.
When other friendships have been forgot, Ours will still be hot.
Lah-dle-ah-dle-ah… Read full post »
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. A time to eat turkey and stuffing, no purchases necessary. As for so many in others, it's been a tough year financially and otherwise, so my husband L and I have decided we are not exchanging gifts with anyone this year.
Still,… Read full post »
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's
a sunny day
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away.”
cut up his brain you bloody baboon! . . . You cut out his memory!
You took his identity! And that's what you want to do to
&… Read full post »
On Saturday nights, my brother Rick and I used to watch Chiller Theatre on WPIX / Channel 11 right after the WWF. It was our ritual; we’d watch lying down on the sofa on our stomachs with pillows under our heads.
Rick and me
We… Read full post »
Today was a beautiful day for a walk, and it marks my second year participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Riverside Park, New York. The colors of the Alzheimer’s Association are purple and white as are the T-shirts we receive for raising $100, long-sleeved shirts for $500 or… Read full post »
“All things bright and
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.”
When I heard the story this morning about the animals running amok in Zanesville, Ohio, I never realized it was goin… Read full post »
This story was inspired, in part, by Charlie Kazfranco’s “GOP's New Trap to Halt the Occupy Wall Street Protest.” My husband Lorin assisted in the writing of this piece.
Last night in Zanesville, Ohio, dozens of animals fled a wild animal preserve that houses bears, big… Read full post »
the earth so much I miss my wife
it’s lonely out in space,
on such a timeless flight.”
As I mentioned in an earlier post, mom l… Read full post »
“WNBC reported that at least 10 people had been arrested as police tried to stop about 500 people, with brooms raised in the air, from marching on Wall Street.
NBC News said that one person who had been arrested was injured and bleeding and was taken to the 7th precinct… Read full post »
“So this is how the world
works, all energy flows
according to the whims of the great magnet.”
Hunter S. Thompson
At 8:45 a.m. on September 30,… Read full post »
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter has made some wild statements concerning the Occupy Wall Street protesters, but isn’t that what she does? She is a self-described “pot stirrer” and has never pretended to be impartial or “balanced” in her views. Don’t we/… Read full post »
Shana Tova. Happy New Year, one and all. I am not Jewish, but my husband is on his mother’s side, and I want to embrace all the goodness I can. I had a big birthday a few days ago, and was treated to a surprise birthday party by a group/… Read full post »
“. . .
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our
Yeah they’ll know we are Christians by our love.”
A year or two ago, I discovered something new and surprising about my mom: she loves Sex and the City. It’s shocking because she is a devout Catholic who never dated after the divorce or re-married, and perpetually complains about TV shows with too much sex and violence, although she… Read full post »
don’t care if it rains or freezes
long as I’ve got my plastic Jesus
ridin’ on the dashboard of my car.
Through my trials and tribulations
and my travels through the nation
with my plastic Jesus I’ll go far.”
&n… Read full post »
It was a disaster. What “act of God” isn’t? It happened a week ago today, and still no claims adjuster from the flood or home insurance company has appeared. But strangely enough, I am okay with it. We were the last house on our block in Rochelle Park, New Je… Read full post »
It was Sunday afternoon at around 1:30 p.m. in Rochelle Park, New Jersey. My husband Lorin and I had just returned from my friend’s beautiful wedding in Annapolis, Maryland, and were so grateful that besides the backyard flooding, our house was unscathed by Hurricane Irene. Twenty m… Read full post »
Who stole mom’s kitty?
When I spoke to her yesterday she said, “Someone took Mouse. I can’t take it anymore.” As some of you already know, Mouse is her stuffed animal kitty, the one I got her when her real cat named Mouse died in March. Mom said, &ldq… Read full post »