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What Is It About New York?

This little post appeared in the October issue of Diva News, a monthly ezine I send out to my friends, fans and pretty much anyone else who requests it. If you’d like to be on my Diva list, please leave a comment and I’ll get right on it!

What Is It About New York? . . .

Getting Over Myself…Again

I just discovered it this morning.

My virtual friend and fabulous podcaster Dave Lee had this GREAT Audioboo up on his Facebook page, and I thought, “What is this Audioboo thingy?”

Well… turns out it’s pretty cool! It’s an application that lets you record up to 5 minutes of audio from your iPhone or upload . . .

Open Doors For Others

I was scrambling to get everything together before I caught the train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Station. I needed to be in the city by 5:30 pm so I could scoot my butt over to The Iguana by 6:00 pm to rehearse my two songs with Barry Levitt before the doors opened at 7:00 . . .

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Create Your Own Tribe

My sister and I were talking about feeling alone, feeling as if we were Nomads looking for our tribe. We were yearning to have a community of people who felt like home… like the family you always wanted. That flock of white swans who could recognize you weren’t an ugly duckling after all.

A few . . .

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This is Carl

Seems I’m a savior of stuffed animals… a role I play with pride.

Let me introduce you to Carl (he’s the one in the photo). I met Carl in front of my house. He was in the gutter, wet and covered in mud. It had been raining pretty hard that morning, and I . . .

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New Project! 27 Days of Silliness

During my 31 Days of Experiencing New Things, I was hit with an idea.

Actually, it felt more like a firm kick in the ass from the Universe. Basically, the message was to lighten up, to stop taking life so seriously, to enjoy more and worry less.

And that’s when I knew what I wanted . . .

The Last Three Days of 31 Days of Experiencing New Things

Yesterday, August 1, was the last day of my 31 Days of Experiencing New Things, one of the many 31-day focuses championed by Staci Brice (who now refers to herself as Anastacia). Some days, it was a challenge to conjure up a new experience. Other days, they rolled up to my doorstep, surprising me. Sometimes, . . .

31 Days of Experiencing New Things: Day 26, 27 & 28

Yesterday was Day 28 of this crazy 31 Day project of Experiencing New Things. And it was also gig day

Singing at Savona's

for me. The Boys and I performed at Savona’s Trattoria in Kingston, our regular monthly gig, and it was a great night for us. Lots of people showed up (which . . .

31 Days of Experiencing New Things: Day 24 & 25

I’d only heard their strange electronic buzzing in the movies. And read about them in books about the south.

I’m talking about cicadas, or as my bon vivant calls them, hot weather bugs. I’d never heard them “live” until I moved here and experienced what’s been a pretty darn hot summer. Because it’s when the . . .

31 Days of Experiencing New Things: Day 22 & 23

Yesterday, I decided to go to the 9:30 am yoga class at Mudita Yoga in Kingston. THIS would be my new experience for the day. I pulled my purple yoga mat out from the piles of stuff in the downstairs hallway, and sprinted off into the rainy, humid morning towards my new experience.

As I . . .