Denise Dances: A Return to Perfect Health - Body, Mind & Spirit!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Up Next: "Don't Worry About Me"

Drivers Beware!

All Drivers Please Beware!
Yesterday afternoon on Better Connecticut on Channel 3 at 3:
a young man is found guilty
for the death of a driver
who was killed in a car accident near the driver's own home
due to text messaging while en route.
In lieu of jail time, he is doing community service
but in his head, he is in prison.
For more info, go to:
Have a happy holiday weekend everyone!
And remember,
don't text and drive!
Walk your talk!

Coming Soon to Fool's Gold



VIRTU art show
For info, 401-596-7761
the 14th annual Virtu Outdoor Art Festival
180 artists & craftspersons
live music
free activities for kids!
& sidewalk sale!
Come on down and walk your talk!

Forever 21

FOREVER 21 -- Thanx for reading, everyone! 21 anon hits to my blog last Wednesday! Now that I have your attention -- (E)MERGE, Bean & Leaf Cafe. New London, CT. 7pm tonite! Fri., 5/28. Live Music, Poetry & Art! No alcohol. There you will hopefully see, "Aplomb" & accompanying poem, one of my latest works of art from "Mural of Long Island Sound (in 7 panels)." The works of art will be moved to Hygienic Art Gallery, Basement on Saturday, 5/29. It's hip to be square!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Watching You

I was turning back to see
If you were looking back at me
Watching you
Watching me.
Seems it's turning out to be
Everyone is turning out to see
What a good turnout it might be
Or how well turned out she may be.
I turned around to see
If you were turned around watching me
To see me watching you
Watching me.
She was busy watching
He was turning 'round to see
If it might be she.
(P.S. One of these days, when no one is looking, I'm going to perform a samba -- live!)
Congrats to Nicole Scherzinger for winning the mirror ball trophy on "Dancing with the Stars" last night! She deserved it. She worked very hard. I felt partial to Erin Andrews for her awesome improvement. She captured the essence of the Samba. That's what dancing is all about. I could appreciate the Contempo Lyric dance that Erin & Max took on. As a risk taker also, I like this style of dancing, although I've never tried it. Hey. There are few things I haven't tried! I also felt that Evan the introvert has a hidden talent which was brought out on "Dancing." He does "happy & fun" really well! The judge whose opinion I most favor? Len Goodman, although I like them all! Stayed tuned for Sept. 20th for the eleventh season of "Dancing!" I haven't missed a single one! I would also like to offer my congrats to Erin for bringing the issue of stalking behavior to light. Stalking, by nature is difficult to prove; therefore anti stalking laws are difficult to enforce. Stalking is difficult to punish. Bravo to Erin for standing up for herself by taking on "Dancing!" Not only did she achieve victory, but she found love! Aye? Stalkers beware!!!...* * * :)
(Denise...Denise Dances...2010)


Virtu - Keeping It All in the Family Westerly, RI. On Saturday, May 29, my artistic sister Kelley and I will check out the art scene at the Virtu Outdoor Art Festival in Westerly, RI. Located in the lovely Victorian Wilcox Park in downtown, the locale provides a cool, shady ambiance beneath the trees. In 2007, I believe, we both attended. Although it was a very pleasant and enjoyable afternoon, we got rained out later that day! I sat under a tree in my straw hat, soppping wet. It was one of the best afternoons I've ever had. (Advice from Dad: Car engine is clogged from too many starts and stops around town. Needs to be souped up. Take a long drive -- to Rhode Island and back!) Long overdue, I have enjoyed the Stonington, Westerly, & Pawcatuck area in the past. On Saturday, Kelley and I will check out booth displays for cues on booth set-up for my booth at -- the Mystic Art Festival. Coming soon. August 14 & 15, 2010! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Over these things I could not see:
These were the things that bounded me.
And I could touch them with my hand,/Almost, I thought, from where I stand!
And all at once things seemed so small/ My breath came short, and scarce at all.
But sure, the sky is big, I said: Miles and miles above my head.
So here upon my back I'll lie
And look my fill into the sky.
And so I looked, and after all,/ The sky was not so very tall.
The sky, I said, must somewhere stop...
And - sure enough! - I see the top!
The sky, I thought is not so grand;
I 'most could touch it with my hand!
And reaching up my hand to try,
I screamed, to feel it touch the sky.
(From: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Selected Poems, J.D. McClatchy, Editor.
The American Poets Project, Copyright 2003. RENASCENCE and other poems,
I first moved to The Residence in January 2000. Happy at first, it wasn't long before I felt "trapped." I was afraid to be in my own apartment. I stayed out late most nights. You hear about people who are afraid to leave the house. I was afraid to come home! (Who is this man with barely controlled rage? And why is he keeping me here in this grandiose place, -- and not charging me very much?) On Monday evenings, I had a T'ai Chi class in Westerly; taught by my sister's spouse. There were family holiday get-togethers in Montville, Salem, and North Stonington. I joined a group called Work Hard / Play Hard for adults diagnosed with mental illness (they were nice, but I never felt I truly fit in): to include such FREE activities as: van transport as a group to Movies at the Waterford Cineplex on Friday nights, Bowling at Family Bowl in Waterford on Tuesday nights, Shopping trips to Borders, Walmart and Odd Job on Thursday nights, Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich for musicals, Pottery at Get Fired Up in Niantic, Norwich Navigators games at Dodd Stadium, apple picking in Gales Ferry, and the Ledyard Fair. (2002-05)
"I have nightmares, Booth." "There's evidence of strong resistance."
"I'm tired of dealing with death and sadness. I wanted to make the world a better place. As a research scientist. An anthropologist." (Aside: Someone once told me I would make a great cultural anthropologist. She said that if I believed in something, I would fight for it. Is that right?)
VOCAB: (1) cloister: n. [ME, cloistre, fr. OF, fr. ML claustrum, fr. L. bar, bolt, fr. claudere, to close - more at CLOSE] 1a: an area within a monastery or convent to which the religious are normally restricted 2a: a covered passage on the side of a court usu. having one side walled and the other an open arcade or colonnade.
(2) cloister: vt 1: to seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister 2: to surround with a cloister {~ gardens} (3) claustrophobia: n. [NL, fr. L. claustrom, bar, bolt + NL phobia More at CLOISTER]: abnormal dread of being in closed or narrow spaces claustrophobic adj.
JANUARY 3, 2010. I moved to Williams Park Apts. Initially, during the early winter months, I experienced PTSD. Recurring nightmares, I called them my claustrophobic dreams. I even started to fear falling asleep on most evenings for a while! I often had trouble falling asleep but not so much anymore. (Could be the frequent fresh air and outdoor excercise and my new meds for high BP which help me sleep really well now on most nights.) Once I understood where these feelings were coming from, as well, I am able to sleep much better now. (Hey. Doctors are overbooked...(Why don't YOU step out from that lens, my friend? And capsize, with all the lies, that YOU'VE been living in???... * * * :). (Denise...Denise Dances...2010)

How Does Your Garden Grow?

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? Williams Park Apts, New London, CT. GRO-KIT I. Some damaged seeds (stored under kitchen sink near the heat of the dishwasher the last two years) -- most failed to germinate. GRO-KIT II. Didn't prop dome open enough. New seedlings suffocated, due to heat and lack of air. GRO-KIT III. "Re-seeded." Propped dome way open. Partial sun. Some water. Seedlings sprang up. Alive and thriving through lots of care and nurturing. Zucchini sprang up. GRO-KIT TO GARDEN. On Saturday morning on May 20th, I placed the gro-kit full of baby seedlings in my raised garden bed in full sun for 24 hours. Most, except the green peppers withered and died in full sun and wind without much water. Note: Seeds need to be planted 6-8 weeks indoors before the growing season starts (May 15). Most of my baby seedlings were too young to make the transition from incubator to real world. Mature seedlings also need to be put outside in a sheltered area for a week before planting. (I cried for two days.) IV. MY GARDEN: On Saturday evening, May 15, I planted seeds directly into the garden. Iceberg Lettuce (actually May 5); Lettuce Gourmet Mix (appearing), Cucumbers (appearing), Carrots (growing), Zucchini seedlings (didn't make it); Peas and Sugar Snap Peas (2 rows) - growing!; Scallions (green onions); and along the borders: Cosmo and Zinnia flower seeds! GRO-KIT IV: Up and Coming - Homegrown Tomato, Cherry Tomato, Green Pepper, Hot Pepper and Cucumber seedlings. (I hope!) UP NEXT: I plan to purchase seedling plants at the Shop on Colman Street. They have everything! THANX to Mother-of-All for handling the finances for purchase of individual plots; coordinating soil donation from F.R.E.S.H.; and the NLHA for donating seeds, gloves and tools. Thanx also to Earth Mother for picking out the perfect plot for me, drawing a map of my garden plan, and for sharing her gardening expertise. (THANX also to my Guardian Angels here on Earth, without which none of this would be possible. You will get the firstfruits, I promise.) Up Next: LEGACY.

Need You Now

NEED YOU NOW (by Lady Ante-Denise)
It's one o'clock A.M.
I'm about to close the bar
And I need you now!
Been drinking every night
Boy, you're lookin' outta sight
And I need you now.
It's ten o'clock A.M.
I'm a little drunk
And I need you now!
Been drivin' round in my car
Tryin' to find a bar
And I need you now!
Picture-perfect mem-ries
Tryin' not to think of
What was once before...
He could steal my heart strings
You can make my heart sing!
Making me forget what
I thought that I had once before...
And I need you now
I need you now
I need you now!

Where did y'all come from?

Forty three (43), that's 4-3 hits to my blog yesterday! Thanx for reading, everyone! Where did y'all come from? I must be doing something right (-- or given celeb attention these days, -- something wrong!!!)

Monday, May 24, 2010


BORED?  Try the Ocean Beach Board - Walk!  If you want to cool off, check out my website,
There you will see many changes now in place.  First, there are three headlines at the top of the home page.  Next, I have added two pages to my artistic website.  One additional page will be for my new ON-LINE EXHIBIT of "Mural of Long Island Sound (in 7 panels).  The next page will be announcements of up-and-coming exhibits and outdoor art festivals (featuring my beloved blog posts!)  I have found my art website to be very difficult to navigate.  The arrangement of the photos needs work!  The header could use some written copy.  I like Blogger much, much better!  COMING SOON:  New posts to be added -- tonite?  from the NL Library.  Before "Dancing with the Stars" comes on, of course!  (Denise..Denise Dances...2010)