- New York, New York, USA
- April 25
- Reverend Mother (yes, for real!)
- Interfaith Minister/Independent Catholic priest.Actress, poet, essayist; fitness freak/geek. Part time ballet teacher. Writer for various LGBTQ publications (from my bisexual perspective.)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
- All She Wants To Do Is Dance!
(God Knows Why)
February 18, 2014 07:27PM
- A Grownup Cat In Brooklyn:
Gracie 1 Year Old!
February 02, 2014 08:40PM
- Cute Cats, New Shoes and a
Blessed Snow Day in Brooklyn
January 03, 2014 03:28PM
- Christian Without "Christmas"
December 23, 2013 01:29PM
- A Kitten and Cat Grow Together
in Brooklyn: Gracie 10 Months
December 02, 2013 07:57PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “PS. My daughter-in-law
Sarah will be giving birth to
second grandson on
- “You look lovely! I'm
glad you're feeling decent,
idiotic comments and
- “How precious it is to be
heard. I discovered that gift
Lady Lucia. I hope
March 09, 2014 10:55PM
- “God is love. If that's
your deeply held religious
March 08, 2014 12:31PM
- “Sorry I wasn't on OS a
few days ago. Belated
blessings and wishes
March 08, 2014 12:28PM
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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 »
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 »
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:
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 »
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 »
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 »
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:
Gracie's Official 6 Month Portrait:… Read full post »
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 »
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 »
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.
Alice sleeping on the couch with… Read full post »
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 »
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 »
Gracie, at 13 weeks, now fills approximately 3/4 of a shoe box.
She likes my weights but still hasn't quite figured out what they are for, in human terms. She thinks this dumbell is a comfy pillow. The white thing on the dumbell is a scrap of tissue… Read full post »
First, the list of names that I have called the cats in my life (in addition to the "official" names I've given them.)
These are in chronological order, starting with the cats who have already crossed the bridge:
Squeak: aka "Squeaker," "Sweet Squeak" and "Squeaklet."
Woodgie: aka "Green-eyed Girl,"… Read full post »
We adopted Gracie to be an "apprentice" to Alice, after her sweet sister, Trixie's sudden death from heart failure. It has been my constant prayer (and Lady Lucia's) that Alice and Gracie would make friends quickly. 'Though not yet snuggling or doing mutually grooming, the two are playing and eating… Read full post »
Gracie next to my laptop
It's getting harder and harder to write blog posts or much of anything else with this adorable kitten on the premises. Gracie has been with us for a week now and, having settled in, is increasingly demanding of attention. When answering emails from… Read full post »
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