- 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
- Tip-Toeing Through Middle
Middle-Age W/First World
December 19, 2014 04:27PM
- Cyber Monday Reflections
December 01, 2014 11:13AM
- "Whethering" Holiday Storms
and End of Exile?
November 25, 2014 06:18PM
- Semi-Live Blogging: Sunday
Morning on Planet Ballroom
November 16, 2014 09:33AM
- Saturday afternoon: "Soft
eyes;" false lashes; hard hair
November 15, 2014 02:59PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “This post is a beautiful
prose poem. So much blessing
healing for you and
- “I'm sure you're an
excellent ghostwriter and am
glad you have
December 11, 2014 07:14PM
- “I would share both of
December 10, 2014 09:14AM
- “Zanelle: I don't think I
really want to know what
relatives said after we
December 02, 2014 08:44AM
- “I hope, some day, you
will have a reason to be happy
and will invent
November 25, 2014 05:56PM
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My second youngest cousin, "Em," is 21 years old. She was deeply in love with her long-time boyfriend "Dan," who was the same age. Dan died yesterday. I don't know the details. Some sort of accident. Emily doesn't live near me and I don't see her often so I learned this… Read full post »
Here's what's blue.
My Ring Finger, with Sapphire Engagement Ring and Simple Band
These are the rings ( a plain silver band and a silver ring with a sapphire plus two tiny side diamonds) that I've been wearing (most of the time) since Lady Lucia and I had our Holy Union… Read full post »
This is one of those times when there's so much catch-up that I don't know where to begin. There is no beginning. Just a mess of now.
Lady Lucia and I have (sadly) not yet found a Siamese kitten to adopt. We continue to search rescue groups' web sites and craigslist… Read full post »
It's been exactly a week since our beautiful, wonderful little Trixie made her transition to what my old friend, "Madame X," called, "another address." We talk about her and miss her every day but at least the constant bouts of tears (which lasted, for both of us, about 48 hours) have… Read full post »
This will be a short post because I'm still reeling with shock and grief. You've all read my many posts (and seen many pictures) of our beloved Siamese sisters, Alice and Trixie. Lady Lucia and I awoke this morning to find Trixie's lifeless body. She had apparently died in her sleep… Read full post »
This afternoon, during my lunch break, I got my first ever flu shot. I'd avoided them in the past for a few reasons. I was uninsured. Needle-phobic. Not in a high-risk group. Right now, though, there is flu-related panic in New York and all the big public officials (Governor Cuomo; Mayor… Read full post »
Hello Y'all. I tried blogging on Our salon for a while but it didn't work well for me and I was getting harassed by a jerk, so I decided to come back to OS (which had been frustrating me too much during the last few months) and see whether it was… Read full post »
Sometimes I feel strange having a blog named for a mega-famous performing artist (albeit one whose fame was at its height 100 years ago) while no longer being "in the biz" myself. When I started my first blog, I was in my last semester of seminary but was also still really… Read full post »
A friend of mine posted an "Open Call" of sorts on FaceBook, asking people to enumerate their "most geeky" injuries. She was referring to injuries that happened while people were working with computers and other tech geeky items. I didn't have any of those sorts of injuries to share, but her… Read full post »
A house on our block
The house pictured above is on our block, in Dyker Heights (youse can see why I call it "suburban Brooklyn;" though we live in an aprtment building, it's mostly single family houses like this one). The tree knocked some tiles off the roof of this… Read full post »
Hello. Just checking in to let y'all know that Lady Lucia and I are alive, well and even still have power (obviously!)
The subways and buses are still shut down and many businesses closed. My jury service was canceled because courts were closed. I'll be receiving a new summons for… Read full post »
Just in case anyone is still reading OS...this is to say that Lady Lucia and I are safely snug in our Brooklyn apartment, as Hurricane Sandy approaches. We stocked up on food, put batteries into our many flashlights, filled our water bottles and...that's all we can do. This neighborhood is not… Read full post »
Hi, y'all. I just realized that it had been over two weeks since my last post. Things have been pretty dull and depressing lately (nothing tragic; just the usual dead-end, woefully underpaid day job and life in an inconvenient, boring neighborhood.) I've also been depressed because Fall means that Wi… Read full post »
I needed a job. Desperately. The sign said, "Help Wanted," so I walked in."What kind of help do you need?" I asked the cashier.
"Are you desperate?" she asked me."Yes," I replied.
"Okay then..." She vaulted over the counter, grabbed me; kissed me hard...
"Thanks for helping. Here's a… Read full post »
Both Cats Now Self-Cleaning!
Alice and Trixie were actually born on Staten Island but we don't talk about that (much). There are too many Republicans on Staten Island (even more than the unfortunate number who make Dyker Heights and Bay Rid… Read full post »
Cat In an Empty Philadelphia Storefront: A Marvellous Mystery
For the last few weeks, I've been using my cool new phone camera to take pictures of my many "working" feline friends. All but two of them are employed by Brooklyn businesses (the two non-Brooklynite felines were encountered… Read full post »
I have another photo blog in the works but am still trying to get all the pictures for it (some of my subjects being elusive). Just so y'all won't think I fell off the edge of the earth ('though it sometimes feels that way to me) I'll write about what little… Read full post »
It's Labor Day and I went to work, as did Lady Lucia, because we work in social services and don't automatically get holidays off. (She is paid much better than I but, in many ways, her job is also even more of a pain-in-the-tush than mine). Anyway...I went to work and… Read full post »
Two Lions Watching the gate of a Bay Ridge House
Recently (in response to my kvetching about how bored I am in "suburban" Brooklyn and how little this neighborhood inspires me to write, when compared with Manhattan) OS blogger Alysa Salzberg gave me a writing exercise: stop kvetchi… Read full post »
Lady Lucia and I went to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for our "belated mini honeymoon" and ended up taking a second, unplanned "Magical Mystery Tour" on Sunday (after doing the Ren Faire on Saturday). To backtrack...
We left Brooklyn on Friday afternoon and took our time getting to PA, stopping… Read full post »
It's been too long since my last post. These days, I seem to have Blogger's Block, mainly because my life has gotten so routine. I feel like a hamster on a wheel, either walking or riding the bus (depending on weather) to and from the Home six times per week (Monday… Read full post »
Since I wrote my last list, I have acquired a few new favorite things, some of which will probably be lasting and others which are likely to be more ephemeral.
1. My Holy Union and Engagement rings. Lady Lucia and I have matching ring sets (they didn't come as sets; we… Read full post »
I have written, many times, in this space, about my passionate love for my home town (which happens to be Manhattan). Reading Alysa Salzberg's writing about her beloved Paris has inspired me to share a poem I wrote (back in 2008, while sitting in Straus Park on West 107th Street and… Read full post »
I've always been proud of my skill as a Hack writer. I can crank out a decent blog post, sermon or poem, pretty much on demand, usually in less than half an hour. Give me an assignment and I'll run with it. Fast. I almost never revise, except for typos. Yes,… Read full post »
My Grandpa Joe was born in the USA, but just barely. His mother was pregnant (very pregnant) on the boat, and he was born about a day after they got off Ellis Island. My great-granparents hated it here and brought Grandpa Joe back to Italy (Sambucca; where the great liquor… Read full post »
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