Eva T. Made Vaudeville

Eva T. Made Vaudeville
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.

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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 »

APRIL 24, 2014 10:18AM

What Is It About Late April?

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 »

APRIL 9, 2014 11:48AM

I Can't Go Home Again

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.

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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 »

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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:


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DECEMBER 23, 2013 1:29PM

Christian Without "Christmas"

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 »

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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 »

NOVEMBER 21, 2013 12:44PM

Rosy's "Dancing Daughters"

Well, we did it! Lady Lucia and I participated in our very first ballroom dance competition last weekend. We competed at the Preliminary Bronze (lowest) level and were the only same-sex couple as well as the only two-amateur couple participating (the few other Preliminary Bronze dancers were competin… Read full post »

Hello Y'all. First, here's 9 month old Gracie:


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Grown-up sized but still ridiculously baby-faced cute (in her human Mums' opinions.)

Alice (whose age we're no longer counting in months) turned 7 years old in October. She's our lovely Lucky Seven. And she must realize that I'm writ… Read full post »

"As the government goes pffft..." I started a recent FaceBook post that way and my cousin, the Raucous Royalist, found it funny. I guess it is funny in its way. We have to laugh so we won't cry. Politicians fiddle while ordinary Americans burn. But cats can give us hope sometimes.… Read full post »


Well, I have worked my way past the glitches that kept me from posting a picture of myself on Bi Pride/Bi Visibility/Celebrate Bisexuality Day (September 23rd.) The picture above is one of my "secular headshots" (so described to distinguish it from my clergy headshots; I'll try posting one of… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 11:05AM

Bi Visibility (Without The Visuals)

Today is Celebrate Bisexuality Day, also known as Bi Pride Day and Bi Visibility Day. 'Though this is not a "bisexual blog" (simply a blog about life in general, by a bisexual blogger) I want to take some time to explain why we need to have a "visibility" day (wishing I… Read full post »

I'm not sure why, but I don't seem to be able to post pictures in my blogs here anymore! I click on the little tree icon, select a picture from my files, click post and...the picture opens on my screen but doesn't appear in my blog. Very frustrating!

Now, I know… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 11:46AM

Labors of Love and a Lucky Seven

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Gracie at Seven Months

  The "Lucky Seven" of my title is Gracie, who is seven months old today. Big enough to jump up to the kitchen window sill. She's just a smidgen smaller than Alice now, and her tail is WAY longer and fatter than Alice's already. Actually, it's… Read full post »

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Gracie attacks my foot

  I suppose this picture might get another snotty comment from the misogynist blogger who told me my legs were too fat when I posted a picture of my foot in my ballroom dance shoe. So be it. My legs are not skinny. Big whoop. I… Read full post »

Gracie turned 6 months old on August 2nd. At her last Vet visit (exactly a week ago) she weighed in at 7.5 pounds. Alice (who also had a check-up last week) weighs 8.9 pounds. "Baby Gracie" is catching up! Here's what she looks like now:

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 Lately I've been spending more time in Manhattan than I used to. Since quitting my job at the Brooklyn assisted living home, and launching my own two businesses (wedding ministry and freelance dance teaching) not only has almost all of my outside-of-home work been Manhattan-based, I've also jus… Read full post »

JULY 2, 2013 10:02AM

As The Crow Flies In Manhattan

For as long as I've known Lady Lucia (and we were friends for a few years before becoming a couple) I've been aware of her fondness for crows. Once we started living together, I realized that crows had a tendency to follow her around. For instance, almost every time we get… Read full post »

 I've mentioned Terry Pratchett here before. He writes, among other characters in his vast number of novels, about witches. 'Though I am a Christian (ultra-liberal sort) minister, and not an actual witch, I identify with Pratchett's fictitious witches in various ways. I like their bravery, pract… Read full post »

JUNE 7, 2013 4:41PM

Alice and Gracie: The Dream Team

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Gracie in her favorite pink shoe box 

 Gracie is a bit less frenetic these days, 'though she still has some wild bursts of energy. Here she is, taking a break and resting her heavy little head on the edge of a box.

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Gracie will be four months old on June 2nd. 'Though still only about half the size of Alice, she is starting to look more like "real cat" and growing into her fur. (Most small kittens tend to look a bit long-haired even if they are short-haired breeds; this was true of… Read full post »

Gracie and Alice have achieved the milestones I'd been waiting, hoping and praying to witness. They play together, eat together, groom each other and get affectionate with each other. Lady Lucia and I will be going away for Memorial Day weekend and I am much relieved that their relationship had reach… Read full post »

MAY 13, 2013 5:52PM

Two Brides In Brooklyn

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The two bride figurines (the brunette representing me and the blonde Lady Lucia) were gifts from our friend "Ms. H" who hosted our wedding in her Park Slope, Brooklyn home, along with her husband, "Rev. M," who also officiated our marriage ceremony. Behind the brides you see our chocola… Read full post »