- 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
- Nonna Mia, or, My Inner
August 13, 2014 10:21PM
- "Snakey Sisters": Missing My
Kindergarten Drama Girls
July 18, 2014 07:22PM
- Pride and Joy: Marching at NYC
June 30, 2014 11:32AM
- Bo-Go Fro-Yo Bootylicious
June 15, 2014 04:17PM
- Good Old Summertime, With No
Knife For Now
June 10, 2014 06:39PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Alysa: Thanks! How do
you feel about being a Nonna
Grandmere) in a few
August 14, 2014 05:16PM
- “RosyMama: Good points.
It's fun to show them
August 14, 2014 04:10PM
- “rita: I'm glad to share
the joy of grandsons with
August 14, 2014 11:43AM
- “Just Thinking: Thanks!
Senior Grandson is a happy kid
am always happy
August 14, 2014 07:32AM
- “Yay for you! Don't let
that con artist any where near
ever again. He made
August 03, 2014 07:54PM
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I don't want to beat the "Facebook" issue to death. If it turns out, come September, that I really need to join Facebook in order to do my seminary teaching job effectively, I'll join in a thoroughly impersonal, professional manner (with no photo) and use it for work. No biggie. That said..… Read full post »
There was a time in my life when the phrase,"Everyone wants to sleep with me" might have meant something naughty. Now, though, it just means that I'm very, very popular...with my cats.
We have five cats. Last night, four of the five were competing for a coveted spot next to my head.… Read full post »
I told one of my students that I'd been spending some time taking care of a friend's new baby. She asked me, "Are you planning to have children?" I'm always amazed that people still ask me - that they assume I'm young enough. (Okay, I guess technically I am still young… Read full post »
A couple of nights ago, I had a dream which, I think, reflected the sodden state of New York City this summer. In my dream, I was riding a bus, and the floor of the bus was filled with water, sloshing over all the passengers' feet. I thought, 'I should get… Read full post »
The poem that follows was the result of a writing exercise that I assigned myself, as I rode the subway this morning. It's one of my favorites, and I do it whenever I feel as if I want to write, but don't know what to write about. I hope that Open Salon… Read full post »
'Though there are only three students enrolled (so far) my writing workshop is finally about to get off the ground. We'll be having our first session this coming Thursday evening (August 6th.) I plan to invite my students to read this blog, and will encourage them to start their own blogs… Read full post »
A few months ago, I wrote a post about that fact that lots of people had been pressuring me to join Facebook. I didn't want to, so asked whether there might be some really good reason to give in. I got many responses, most of which were in the negative. So, why… Read full post »
I'm sending out my own Open Call today. How about a list of favorites? Here are a few of mine, to get you started.
1. Favorite foods: Lox, caviar, avocadoes, goat cheese and mangoes.
2. Favorite musical artists: At the moment, UB-40, Kinky Friedman, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Buck… Read full post »
1. First prom date: None. Didn't go to prom. I dropped out and took the GED to get my diploma because I was tired of being terrorized at my horrible, violent high school.
2: First love: The first guy I thought I was in love with was Mike Rodriguez. I was 17. He… Read full post »
Detritus of my
dirty mind cleaned by scrubbing
with bubbles of love.
A dirty mind is
not filled with sex thoughts but with
stupid fears and hates.
Wash me and I will
be clean indeed. Water is
more cleansing than blood.
Water me with tears,
comfort me with apples; pray
that I may be sick… Read full post »
Between the ages of thirteen and fourteen, I lived for one very pivotal and fascinating year in San Francisco. After spending most of what I was already calling my "formative years" in Amerst, MA., I had dreaded the move to San Francisco. 'Though I'd been born in New York City, we'd left… Read full post »
We're half-way through the run of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." On the plus-side, it does seem that each performance we do is better than the last (by the time we close, I might actually feel fully rehearsed.) It was fun this evening, especially, because it started raining about 5 minutes before… Read full post »
Buffy W's most recent post inspired me to share some memories of my childhood (if only because they are so glaringly different from hers.) Here's a slice of my early life.
1970s Amherst, Mass. My father is a young, long-haired, hippy Professor at U-Mass. He is also a writer and has pu… Read full post »
Even if I'd been invited to an OS gathering (like the one in Vegas) I wouldn't have been able to go. I'm extra-broke this summer and, because I'm doing my show every weekend, wouldn't be able to make time for travel, even if I had the bucks. So, here's the deal.… Read full post »
Buffy W. went to Vegas. Emma Peel and Cartouche went to Vegas. A bunch of other OS bloggers (I don't know the whole list) went to Vegas and...I haven't even got a lousy virtual t-shirt! What are they doing in Vegas? Will we ever find out? Will they ever come back?
I just… Read full post »
After all that fuss I went through, searching for a strapless bra in my size, it turns out that I won't need it after all. I went costume shopping with my Director on Thursday (meaning that she took me to thrift shops, planning to buy someone's old prom dress or bridesmaid… Read full post »
A few days ago, I did a guest preaching gig. Among many other things I talked about in my homily, I reflected on wish lists. I mentioned those lists I used to make, when I was a child, of everything I wanted for Christmas and my birthday. My family was pretty poor so… Read full post »
A couple of days ago, I went shopping on 34th street. I was, if you must know, seeking a strapless bra to wear with my "Midsummer Night's Dream" costume. After much searching (most purveyors of lingerie don't seem to believe that a woman who wears anything larger than 34B would be… Read full post »
I've been working my tush off in rehearsal, so didn't have time to do an immediate follow-up to my groped-on-the-bus post. I wanted to, though, because the day after the groping incident, something else happened (on a different bus) which made me think there might be a certain amount of ful… Read full post »
I had a really weird experience on the bus yesterday. I was wearing what I'd decided, earlier, must be a "magic skirt." It was a recent thrift-shop purchase, and I'd put it on for the first time that morning. It's a knee-length circle skirt, in olive green cotton, with a black… Read full post »
One of my co-stars in "Midsummer" mentioned that mutual friends of ours are going to "finally tie the knot" on August 29th. I was pretty surprised to hear that. "Jay" and "Dee" had already been engaged for a couple of years when we met (doing a play together) about twelve years… Read full post »
We had the second "Midsummer" rehearsal this evening. It was fun but I'm glad we have tomorrow evening off. I'm starting to get tired. And mosquito-bitten. Also, I saw three, large rats in the garden (reminding me that - beautiful 'though the place is - it's still in New York City.)
One… Read full post »
The last time I went to the library, I couldn't find anything that looked interesting enough to take out (and risk paying a fine when - inevitably - I returned it late.) I don't watch TV on Mondays during summer because the only week day TV that's worth watching (in my… Read full post »
My friend and clergy colleague, Cardinal Newman, left me a message a couple of days ago, urging me to disregard the unwanted ads, and return to OS blogging. He thought I'd "overreacted" to the ads. I'm not sure that's true. I still think they are extremely irksome and obnoxious. I still re… Read full post »
Well, it didn't take me long to reach a decision. Once I discovered that there was no opt-out available for the main ad, placed by Open Salon, I knew I could not, in good conscience, stay here. These ads were forced on us, with no prior discussion, and now we can't… Read full post »