- New York, New York, USA
- April 25
- Reverend Mother (yes, for real!)
- Interfaith Minister/Progressive Episcopal priest.Actress, poet, essayist; fitness freak/geek. Part time acting and dance teacher. Writer for various LGBTQ publications (from my bisexual perspective.) Bronze level competitive ballroom dancer.Extreme Cat Person.Native New Yorker who is madly in love with my city. Currently living in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn and missing Manhattan a lot. Married to my Beloved, the fair Lady Lucia, who works, with me, for the God Squad and for our feline employers, Alice and Gracie.Daughter of some-time OS blogger, Rosy Cheeks.
MY RECENT POSTS
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Morning on Planet Ballroom
November 16, 2014 09:33AM
- Saturday afternoon: "Soft
eyes;" false lashes; hard hair
November 15, 2014 02:59PM
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November 14, 2014 08:33PM
- Planet Ballroom, the Prequel
November 14, 2014 12:55PM
- On Lifetime Membership In the
October 27, 2014 05:36PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “The "winners" are other
young women, who will now know
than to l…”
November 21, 2014 06:35PM
- “I hope and pray that
you'll find your "someone."
November 17, 2014 07:05PM
- “RosyMama: It's not
"dreadful." I feel better; not
November 15, 2014 03:11PM
- “Thanks, Rosy
November 14, 2014 08:22PM
- “I'm sorry you're in deep
shit! It's good that you're
There are people
November 13, 2014 10:56PM
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Approximately 3 hours of sleep last night. 'Though our dancing was finished by 8:30, the competing went on until about 11:50 PM (and of course we wanted to watch the other dancers and cheer for our friends.) Then there was the after party! We only stayed about half an hour at… Read full post »
A couple of hours ago, I did Tai Chi Chuan practice in our hotel room. I'd just had my dance makeup (including humongous false eyelashes) applied. I remembered my Tai Chi Sifu's instruction to practice with "soft eyes" (meaning, eyes open but not focused; keeping the internal focus of the form.)… Read full post »
The "one hour" drive mentioned in this afternoons's post took three hours. We stopped at a diner en route because we didn't want to have dinner too extremely late. Tilapia for me and crab cakes for Lady L, if youse must know. The meal came with dessert, most of which is… Read full post »
In a couple of hours, my wife, Lynn (aka "Lady Lucia") and I will be leaving for the Fall Classic dance competition, in Mahwah, NJ (about an hour from this neighborhood - the wilds of Southern Brooklyn - by car.) I have packed three bags worth of paraphernalia (checking off a… Read full post »
Groucho Marx once said, " I would never want to belong to a club that would have me as a member." That was Groucho's way; back-handed self deprecation. It's one of the reasons I've been such a fan of his all my life. He was a really smart man with… Read full post »
There are contractors renovating the recently-vacated apartment downstairs. Loud top-40 radio music. Hammering. Drilling. Shouting in Spanglish.
Alice is on my lap, purring. That helps.
It's that awkward time of year, when the weather is starting to really feel autumnal but we're not getting any heat… Read full post »
Sometimes it takes hearing another person's perspective, to realize how weird one's own life is. This happened to me recently during a meeting with the Senior Minister (my direct supervisor and the nicest, smartest "boss" I've had in years.) She grew up in rural Tennessee and, though she has spent ti… Read full post »
When I started my ballroom dance lesson last week, my teacher noted that the Viennese Waltz (my newest and most challenging dance) had improved. I told him, "I finally found a place to practice these big steps; we had Tai Chi class on a basketball court this morning and I practiced… Read full post »
I think they should really call it "incognita" when a woman is the one on the DL, but I get zapped by the spell-checker when I try to write it that way. It's an early, slightly cloudy evening on the eerily quiet streets of the Bensonhurst/Dyker Heights border, and I'm about… Read full post »
Somehow, I hit the jackpot. Okay. I know how I hit the jackpot. I did it by marrying a woman who had a married adult son. Lady Lucia's son and DIL now have two boys. Senior Grandson is 2 3/4 years old and Junior Grandson is 4 1/2 months old. They… Read full post »
"All You Need Is Love" - Grand Finale of our Valentine's Day Show
They were impossibly adorable little princesses (most of whom dressed in ridiculous amounts of pink almost every day) but they were so much more than that. They were "The Snakey Sisters." There was nothing snake-li… Read full post »
My Pride Sunday started with encouragement from Gracie, who struck this lovely pose, highlighted by a sunbeam on my desk, with miniature rainbow LGBT Pride and Marriage Equality flags in the background. Of course, it's hard to leave an apartment that has such adorable cats in it, but I di… Read full post »
This will be a short post. I just had to share. I just got home from the local supermarket, where I'd intended to buy just one container of frozen yogurt (as a lactose-intolerant person, I can't eat regular ice cream without getting sick, but can eat fro-yo if it has "active… Read full post »
After all the fuss and bother, I decided not to have the CAT scan and to cancel the tentatively scheduled surgery to remove the cyst from my jaw. Why? Well, I did plan to have the CAT scan. Went to the hospital and waited, and waited, and waited...
During the wait,… Read full post »
Those of you who have been reading this blog for the last couple of years are aware of how much I've come to love ballroom dancing. Having just completed my first "real" competition (meaning that I was competing as an individual and actually ranked, as opposed to merely having my scores… Read full post »
The surgery to remove the cyst on my jaw has been postponed by the surgeon, who told me that it looked simple and benign to her, but that she wanted me to have a CAT scan and blood work in order to be sure, before doing the surgery. She had initially… Read full post »
I started a blog on Wordpress because I wanted to write something different. Wrote one post; then realized there was no reason not to stick with Open Salon, while writing something different. So, that post I wrote a few days ago will hang out on Wordpress and maybe some people will… Read full post »
So many things happen in late April (the week surrounding my birthday, which is tomorrow, the 25th.) I was ordained to the priesthood on April 30th 2006:
Brand new priest, me, leaving the chapel with my Bishop
On April 28th 2012, "Lady Lucia" and I had our Holy Union ceremony. Ther… Read full post »
Yesterday, I had some time to kill between appointments in Manhattan, so did something I'd been intending to do for a while. I went to Thompson Street and looked for building number 78. That was the address of my very first home. Back in 1962, the Village and Soho were still… Read full post »
It's been about six weeks since my last post. Does anybody care? Probably not, but I still feel as if I should "confess" to this sin...
Does OS still exist? If I post a blog entry and nobody reads it, does the blog exist? Well, never mind.
Me, kissing Grownup… Read full post »
Some of y'all believe in God; some don't. That's okay. The ones who don't, put up with my belief in God because I don't do much "God talk" with people outside my religious community (and then only when people say they want to). But I have to say the G-word this… Read full post »
On February 2nd 2013, Gracie was born (to a feral mother who had been trapped and brought in from the cold) at the New York City ASPCA. 9 weeks later, Lady Lucia and I adopted Gracie and brought her back to Brooklyn, where we have been loving her (and I have… Read full post »
Grown-up Gracie: 11 Months
Gracie is eleven months old, as of yesterday. She is definitely larger than Alice now, though you can't really tell from this recent picture, below (taken December 21st) because Alice is in the foreground:
Alice and Gracie Winter So… Read full post »
I just read an article in the New York Times about "Christmas abstainers." The author wasn't talking about atheists or people who celebrate other holidays, but about Christians who don't celebrate Christmas in ways that most Americans consider "traditional." I am one of those Christians. Because I'm… Read full post »
Gracie's 10 Month Portrait
I took this picture of Gracie this morning. Her ten month "birthday." I think she looks very mature here; almost literary. Hmmm...a Little Literary Lioness. My mewing muse...
She's becoming very well-behaved. We have a sideboard next to the dinner table and Gr… Read full post »