Category Archives: Life in General

“Hang Out in Another Neighborhood” Day

I was the opening speaker at the graduation of my Queens elementary school, P.S. 154. I still remember most of the speech. It was a sixth grader’s riff on Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream.”  He was a hero … Continue reading

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Waiting and Acting

In therapy this week, I felt something deep,like a voice from childhood.  Someone telling me to wait.   Study and prepare.   Or risk the humiliation.   And all of a sudden I wasn’t there for humorous fodder for Facebook … Continue reading

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Fear

In all my years of blogging, I have never written anything with the aim of inspiring you. It’s not my style.  I’m not a teacher or an advocate.  I don’t consider myself inspirational. But that changes today. The night started … Continue reading

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#Microblog Mondays 1 — Trying it Out

I’m terrible at joining communities online, unless I start them myself.  (Ha ha, what does that say about me?) But Melissa of Stirrup Queens always has new ideas to build community, and this one had special appeal to me.  The … Continue reading

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We Are the Camera

photo courtesy of Wikipedia When I was growing up in Queens, people were afraid of walking the streets at night, fearful of “muggings.”  It became a cliche to hear about an elderly neighbor pushed onto the ground to have her … Continue reading

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Singing Cabaret

I’m not big on crowds.  My experiences with conferences tend to revolve around hanging with one or two people who I strongly connect with for one reason or another.   This year, at BlogHer, that person was JC, the Animated … Continue reading

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The Joy of Being Hated

I knew this day would come. I’ve been dreading it all my life. Not that I wasn’t prepared. From childhood, I readied the weaponry and armor. I built a protective and sturdy fort as high as a mountain. I became … Continue reading

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The Kindergarten Show

Last week, there was a story in the news about a kindergarten principal in Long Island who send a letter to parents telling them that they were ending the annual kindergarten show, a tradition that had been going on since … Continue reading

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The Story of the Birthday Selfie

This morning, someone asked me how I took this “birthday” photo of myself that I posted on Facebook — not the baby one, but the one where I am on my bed, stretched out like a sexy male model in … Continue reading

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Am I Enough?

I don’t think I’m enough. You don’t think I’m enough. But you constantly say that I am enough.  Enough for what? Sure, I can photoshop myself into that Ellen’s selfie from the Oscars, but does that make me enough. 99% … Continue reading

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