Thursday, February 18, 2010
Today, I want to thank my faithful readers once again -- there were 24 (anonymous) hits to my Blog yesterday -- according to my Adsense account. Thanks, everyone! I guess the excuse, "Not now, honey, I have a headache" -- isn't going to work well for much longer. (Too much computer time gives me a headache. I often wonder if it could be the cause for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I know, I know: "everything in moderation." But when have I ever done that?) Outside time comes first these days. And finishing what I started at Ocean Beach last summer!:) It is Snapshot Day here at the Groton Library today. Not sure if I will make the press again today. COMING SOON: Photos of the frozen Poquonnock Riverwalk, which serves as a "Labyrinth" where I am able to seek and find "answers." And the snowy track at Poquonnock Plains Park and the new Tercentennial Playground where the regular kids and special needs kids can play together. Why can't grown-ups do the same? (COMING NEXT: "Seeing the Light:" A Cool Destination!)Take care, everyone! Take walks outdoors! It's time for a Spring Freshet! -- Denise...Denise Dances...2010.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
COMING SOON...to MAAP..."On the Rocks!" Panel #6 in my "Mural of Long Island Sound" in 7 panels, 16x20, Oils on Canvas. Next will be "Seagulls All Around" which will complete the series and which I hope to have done by Mid March! for more info, go to: http://sites.google.com/site/makingartaffordabletothepublic/ P.S. Did you mail your Sales and Use Tax Return for this period, even though you didn't sell anything yet??? And don't forget that you owe the State of New York xxx $$$ for forgetting to file even though you didn't do any business in New York -- and no longer plan to? All work and no play -- makes Denise a dull girl! (Honeeeey -- see you at the Beeeaaaach!) and hopefully, the Mystic Art Festival on the weekend of August 14 and 15, 2010! (Denise...Denise Dances...2010)
carolina pad...120 sheets...college ruled. 3 Sections/2 Tab Dividers...1 Double Sided Pocket...A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product benefits The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more info, go to: http://www.lls.org LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY: Fighting Blood Cancers. THE KENDALL KOLLECTION Dedicated to one special little girl and all the other brave hearts in the fight of their life. design by JACKIE. Jacqueline Savage McFee. For more info, go to: http://www.carolinapad.com Otherwise known only to me as my "Private Journal," it retails for $3.99 at Stop & Shop supermarkets and has pretty cover designs in bold flowers, stripes, and paisley prints. Using about one per month, the carolina pad / "Private Journal" has housed the writing for my blog posts since around the Summer of 2008. The first section is labelled "Private Journal" (intended for Blog Posts); the second section, "Private Private Journal" (not to be published); and the third section, "Songs & Poems" (songs overheard on MUSIC CHOICE for Broadway plays and musicals). I am proud to be a contributor to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and would like to dedicate this post to the memory of Lee C. Marquardt (March 5, 1935 to Sept. 16, 2007). ..."On the eve of his wake, his family stood in awe, That night in Niantic, as thousands of people poured through the door. Those whose lives he touched -- in humanitarian service -- will remember him forevermore."
ON THE WATERFRONT III Even before New London was settled by the English in 1646, the area was known for its easy access to the sea. The Pequots and Mohegans called it The Great River of the Pequot. The Thames River was given its present name shortly after the English established it as a permanent settlement. In 1660, John Coit established the first and largest of the colonial shipyards. During the American Revolution, New London was a center of privateering. Privateers were privately owned and armed merchant vessels outfitted as warships for the purpose of attacking British supply vessels and merchant ships. These legalized pirate ships were authorized by the Colonial Government to capture enemy ships and cargo and to sell them for a profit, with half the proceeds awared to the Connecticut government and the other half to the owners, captain and crews. The nineteenth century saw New London become one of the great whaling ports as well as a regional transportation center. Steamboats and railroads made New London an easy destination, and its location on the Thames River and Long Island Sound promoted it as a summer resort. Next...AMISTAD!
EUGENE GLADSTONE O'NEILL (1888-1953) -- Playwright. The statue which sits pensively at City Pier was donated to the City of New London on October 16, 1988 to commemmorate the centennial of Eugene O'Neill's birth. The statue was inspired by a photograph of O'Neill as a boy on the New London Waterfront in 1895. An onlooker informed me that the boy was drawing. To me, it looked like he held a notebook and was writing. The Monte Cristo Cottage on 325 Pequot Avenue was his boyhood home. O'Neill was the only American dramatist to win the Nobel Prize as well as four Pulitzer prizes. His plays include: Beyond the Horizon, Anna Christie, Strange Interlude, Mourning Becomes Electra, Ah, Wilderness!and Long Days Journey into Night (which I believe I saw in New York at the beginning of this decade). Statue commissioned by George C. White. Funding by: Eugene O'Neill Centennial Committee; Marine Commerce & Development; Frank Loomis Palmer Fund; CT State Commission on the Arts; and the City of New London. Sculptor: Norman W. LeCassie.... Shortly after taking notes on this New London Landmark, I was interviewed briefly by Eyewitness News Reporter Kevin Hogan on the new crosswalk.
JAZZ SUMMIT CONCERT U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT. Leamy Hall Ballroom. Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7pm. Ample parking. FREE. Complimentary light refreshments served, as well! Featuring the USCGA "Nitecaps Jazz Band" with the Worcestor Polytechnic Institute "Stage Band." The jazz ensemble will perform an eclectic program to include patriotic faves, swing era classics, and innovative contemporary works! Cabaret-style seating. Appropriate for all ages. For more info, please call CWO Kirk Edwards at (860)444-8461 or email him at: Kirk.Edwards@uscga.edu -- Will there be food? (Oh, Denise. You never want to try anything new.)