- 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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I spoke with a relative this morning; let’s call him “Bob.” We had not spoken since last year, I think. He asked how my Mom was doing. I could have sworn I’d told him that she had Alzheimer’s or at least dementia, but what the heck, he said he didn&rsqu/… Read full post »
A friend of mine posted a clip from the documentary, Alive Inside, on her facebook page today, so I do not take credit for this post. We belong to the same caregivers support group at the NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The documentary shows the transformation that occu… Read full post »
This is what Easter 2012 felt like to me:
“In olden days a glimpse
was looked on as something shocking,
But now God knows, anything goes . . .”
“Secret agent man
Secret agent man
They've given you a number,
and taken away your name.”
Last week I went to Saint Agnes Church… Read full post »
I was so charmed by Stathi’s post about his town in Greece, that I decided to respond with my own story. Although my husband and I have been living in New Jersey since 2006, I am a native New Yorker, and am a New Yorker at heart. I was born in/… Read full post »
First of all, I want to thank V. Corso and Stathi Stathi for this wonderful open call. There are so many songs I love, so many I heard my mother sing in her beautiful trained mezzo soprano voice as a child, but the first song that comes to mind when anyone… Read full post »
Remember when teen pregnancy was a problem, not a reality TV show
Remember when “shit” was a bad word (Catholic School)
Remember when hanging out on the stoop and playing stick ball was cool
Remember walking to the Queens Center Mall and LaGuardia Airport for fun/…
When nothing else makes sense, listen to Tom Waits. That’s what I do. He makes me laugh; he makes me cry. His voice growls like sandpaper across jagged glass, but I don’t care. He can act; he can sing. He played the best Renfield ever on screen (Bram Stoker&r/… Read full post »
Quincy and I are mad as hell, and Quincy never gets mad.
Trayvon did not deserve to die--
A boy in a hoodie with a bag of skittles
Zimmerman cried “self defense”
But what bodily harm did he fear?
A boy with candy
provoked such terror?
Was Zimmerman paranoid… Read full post »
Photo credit, The Inquisitr
As if things couldn’t get any worse for John Edwards, a call girl working for the “Millionaire Madam” Anna Gristina told investigators she was paid to have sex with the former senator when he was fundraising in New York during hi… Read full post »
“You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught
From year to year,
It’s got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught.”
It’s The Stepford Wives all over again. Silly me, I thought it was 2012. On March 14, during a discussion of the mandatory ultrasound bill, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (R) said that that the measure does not go too far. His advice to women: “You just have to/… Read full post »
God bless ‘im, good ole Mitt is learning to say “y’all” and admits to liking grits. In addition to his learning to talk and eat southern, he has a new unofficial “running mate” in the guise of comedian Jeff (“You Might Be a Redneck”) Foxworthy.&nb… Read full post »
“Every day takes figuring out all over again how to fucking
Calamity Jane (Robin Weigert) in Deadwood
On Monday, I called Mom and she told me she had “lost” another bar of Yardley English Lavendar soap.&n… Read full post »
Father ("Foxy") Morris
Last night’s episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart featured a short clip of Fox News analyst, Father Jonathan Morris, piping in on the contraception “controversy.” In his Valley Girlish voice he pronounced, “. . . the/… Read full post »
“Jane, you ignorant slut."
Dan Aykroyd to Jane Curtin on SNL
In a recent email exchange, my friend fernsy confirmed that neither of us were bitches or bores. This, she responded, after my fear that I might have bored her… Read full post »
I arrived at the nursing home last night at 7:00 and Mom was already in bed watching the news on Channel 13. She was okay. I brought her a bag of Pepperidge Farm chocolate chip cookies, and she took a few sips of the coffee I bought at the corner gas/… Read full post »
4:30 p.m. EST. I just got off the phone with my Mom and she sounded terrified, panic-stricken. I asked her what was wrong as she said, “I’m so confused.” She was breathing heavily into the phone and muttering the sibilant “jesu’s” over and over, w/… Read full post »
An article in The New York Times yesterday entitled “Life, With Dementia” by Pam Belluck, discussed the underreported phenomenon of dementia in the prison population.
According to Ms. Belluck, “In 2010, 9,560 people 55 and older were sentenced, more than twice as many in 199… Read full post »
“Who could it be? Could it be . . . Satan?”
Dana Carvey as the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live
On Monday night I was flying JetBlue from NYC to Los Angeles to visit my Dad. I tried to read and sleep on the 6-plus hour trip,… Read full post »
"Will someone please tell me what's going on, or have we all stepped through the looking glass?"
Maggie Smith as Violet, Downton Abbey
I'm sure you die-hard Downton Abbey fans were eagerly anticipating the final episode of season two, the… Read full post »
“This is just like television, only you can see much further.”
Chance the Gardener in Being There
It’s hard for me to think about the GOP candidates as anyt… Read full post »
“Everybody’s talking at me.
I don’t hear a word they’re saying,
Only the echoes of my mind.
People stopping staring,
I can’t see their faces,
Only the shadows of their eyes.”
Fred Neil (music), Harr/… Read full post »
(In case you can't see it, it says
"drive thru viewing 6-8 p.m.)
Peggy Scott Adams married into a family business that is quite unusual, a drive-thru funeral home. She said the Adams Mortuary (are you hearing the Addams Family theme song too?) in Compton, Californ/… Read full post »