Saturday, March 27, 2021

Sunday Post #amwriting #amjoy


 Missy Elliot

 Today's post will link up to The Sunday SalonThe Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelve, Reader Book Buzz  for weekly updates.


This week I started drinking turmeric tea as well as chai. I never drank loose leaf- I don't have a filter or specific tea pot.

I also listened to people talk about ZOOM bombers (people who drop into ZOOM calls uninvited) and how platforms like JTSU don't have waiting rooms or passwords unless you upgrade your account.

I also got on the topic of Dirty Dancing' and the Catskills and how a lot of Comedians got their start in the Catskills and used something called Borscht Belt humor which refers to the rapid-fire, self-deprecating style.

Upcoming Virtual Shows

"I Love To Eat"
April 15-June 27
by Commonweal Theatre
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Before Rachael Ray, Gordon Ramsay and even Julia Child, there was James Beard—America’s first TV chef and namesake of the coveted culinary prize. In this delicious one-man comedy, Beard welcomes us into his Greenwich Village kitchen where he cooks, gossips, sings, fights loneliness and reenacts some of the wilder moments from his ground-breaking 1946 television show.
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A series of Short Stories by Marie Cooney

#DenverFringe in June 2021 and #MNFringe in August 2021 ! Marie Cooney Stories presents “Pajama Stories”, a series of virtual stories by Marie Cooney! Story #2 is “Covid Comfort Food” honoring my maternal grandmother, Mary Finnegan, who immigrated from Cavan, Ireland 100 years ago!

A cook for the Newport,RI elite, she never used a recipe or measuring utensils! Thank God, my mother and I managed to figure a way to get her recipe some thirty years ago! While others were scrambling to find yeast without success, I was able to make ๐ŸŒˆ Irish ☘️ Soda ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Bread ๐Ÿž because it didn’t need yeast! Log into the
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A dancing soul shows its graceful movements in all its activities.

           Hazrat Inayat Khan,  Sayings: Gayan, Vadan, Nirtan

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I liked Vanishing Half once I took a closer look at it a year later. A virtual club was reading it and boy the dynamics in this family.  I loved that one of the characters was a bounty hunter. I think in a previous life I may have been a bounty hunter.

I have to admit that I loved this story: 'A Love letter to Whiskey'--very steamy and I loved the fact that it takes place in San Diego, my all time favorite vacation spot.(My brother was stationed in Camp Pendelton-so we often stayed there)

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Sunday Pos #amwriting #amjoy



 Today's post will link up to The Sunday SalonThe Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelve, Reader Book Buzz  for weekly updates.


This week I talked to writers about their process.  I learned that Tom Wolfe used to get fully dressed everyday, and type at least ten triple spaced pages. Getting dressed made him feel professional.  He wrote to make money, and as writers its important to know you owe something to the work--its not just the other way around. 

Neil Gaiman's wrote: 'You plant seeds in the fertilizer but you have to have patience while it sprouts.  

This week I got my nails done and did some pampering. I tried to look into buying a new used car, and I worked a bit on our Youtube channel.

Pictures from my week

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The Lady with All the Answers - Streaming by Lakeshore Players

For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. Late on a 1975 night in Landers’ Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. 

MARCH 19TH-28TH, 2021

Disability Landscape talked with MSS, and Director of Arts Development, Lauren Hughes . MSS organization in Minnesota helps Disabled individuals with work.

Before you ask God for what you want,
          first thank God for what you have.

Babylonian Talmud, B'rachot 30b


That's my week.  Tell me about yours in the comments below.


Interested to see what this Thriller is all about.

Piper Malone gave a talk on her book last week and it was exciting to see an author on ZOOM give a talk on the writing process and marketing your brand.

I liked this book a lot, but it may not be for everyone. There's some eccentricity in the main character.  It takes place in Turkey and that's why I picked it up.  After reading 'Bastard of Istanbul' I wanted to read more Turkish authors, and noticed this author has a book award.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Sunday Post #amwriting #amjoy



 Today's post will link up to The Sunday SalonThe Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelve, Reader Book Buzz  for weekly updates.

           LOOKING FORWARD TO March

This week was like spring had came and decided to live in Minnesota for a week. It was great to pick up passengers and hear them talk about the weather, or walking their dog.  One of my clients had plans to go to Arizona and get a rescued dog. Another couple had plans to go to Florida to see their son's golf tournament. Another woman was making a brave trip to New York by herself. 

Artistic director, Regan Linton of Phamaly Theatre in Colorado was on our channel.  Regan also gave a Ted talk a while back and Bonus, I'm featured in this video as well.

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Four Measures By the Playwright Center

A new musical about a young nurse’s search for purpose as she aids an eccentric doctor in his peculiar experiments. Come see this virtual reading for free.  Register

Everything, whatever you see is nothing else but
The Presence of God!


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I may read everyone of Armistead's books, they are that great. Armistead is an American novelist best known for his Tales of the City series, which chronicles the lives of the eccentric inhabitants of an apartment complex, affectionately called by its address, 28 Barbary Lane, in 1970s San Francisco. Maupin grew up in North Carolina.
This is supposed to be a real great novel. It reads a lot like Nonfiction. Here is a synopsis The Liar's Dictionary, "queasy with knowledge," is an audacious, idiosyncratic dual love story about how language and people intersect and connect, and about how far we'll go to save what we're passionate about.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sunday Post #amwriting #amjoy



           LOOKING FORWARD TO march

This week more snow which was cool. Most of it melted within an hour. I enjoyed some virtual comedy and dressed my son for various dress up days at his school. My son loves to wear his spider man costume -the same one from Halloween and will use any occasion to wear it again while he's pretending to throw spider webs at nearly everyone.

I looked at the positive this week, and here's the list I came up with:

Thank God for quilted northerns

for seeing my son get on the bus

for little wimbs and passages.

Grateful for baby steps and nice lighting, incense.

Thankful for shoes and names like Sterling.

Thankful for people who do comedy in cars.

I took this picture while waiting for this woman to get into the ride share. Its near a hotel called Fossil near Mall of America. The passenger was in town to see the Floyd B memorial and other sites.

This is one of my son's favorite videos that he watches all the time , made by a family on Youtube called FV family
and the next video is my son's reenactment of the video.


The Doll Factory is a book I'm still getting into. Its supposed to be historical fiction and based on obsession
This is the second time I've been recommended Mr. Fox, but I've had a hard time getting into it.

A booktuber talked about this 'If I can't have you' book and suggested how the main character is someone you grow to love despite her making some pretty awful decisions.  The setting is in the UK. I adored it and it has some obsession.
I loved this book book as well. The main character is laid off and she struggles with living as a quote unquote housewife, even though she's not really married and her boyfriend is studying to be a plastic surgeon.

I was supposed to finish this fantasy book for a virtual book club but found myself behind this week.

I got into this book as well as the main character I believe is on Parole and her parole officer has taken a liking to her, but she's all business trying to discover some truths behind a crime involving her best friend. It seemed futuristic somehow.

Disability Landscape Interview Regan, Director of Phamaly Theater in Colorado. This is a wonderful theater that recently did a rendition of Christmas themed plays and talks about stereotypical roles and disabled individuals


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