Category Archives: Life in General

Dating Advice

Female friend on dating: “Think about her. What can you offer her? If she is a single mother, her children will come first. Can you be a good father figure? A role model? Can she look up to you as … Continue reading

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Three Days on Tinder

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2014 Online Recap

January In January, I visited my friend, Veronica, in Virginia. I wrote the first of many 2014 posts about my favorite topic, going to therapy. Defense Mechanism, February In February, a freeze came over New York City and much of … Continue reading

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“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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