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Friday, October 22, 2010


(Friday, April 26, 2008. "Ghost Whisperer.") HORROR SHOW: What do you fear most?
Abandonment. Rejection of who you really are!
A college student who enjoyed making Slasher films dies accidentally. He haunts a female student who didn't finish a slasher movie she had started to make, perpetually chanting, "You've got to finish it!!" She was afraid to finish making the slasher movie because the time she devoted to it caused her to lose her scholarship to study Finance. Also, while filming a slasher movie at New York University one summer, she didn't know her father was dying back home. Her family refused to tell her.
Then, one day, her mother called her and told her she had to come home! Her father was dying. He could hardly breathe.
She felt she would be letting her father down if she pursued what she really liked, making slasher films. But she liked it more than anything!! She also blamed herself for her friend's accidental death because she walked away before finishing the film. He had begged her to finish it, asking her what HER greatest fear was --That she had to face her fear. Abandonment. Death. Loss. Rejection!
The "nutty professor" told her that he knew her father and that her father would be happy for her as long as she had found her "passion." As long as she was doing something she felt passionate about. Her father had told him that if he had such passion for "shrunken heads" (necromancy, researching the dead), he would RUN, not walk to it!!! (Quite frankly, Scarlett...I don't give a flying FUCK what you think anymore!!!...* * * :)

There's More!

MORE HALLOWEEN VOCAB! (1) cloven foot: n 1: a foot (as of a sheep) divided into two parts at its distal extremity - called aslo cloven hoof 2: [fr. the traditional representation of Satan as cloven-footed]: the sign of devilish character.
(2) clove hitch: n. [ME cloven, clove divided, fr. pp. of clevian to cleave]: a knot securing a rope temporarily to an object (as a post or spar) and consisting of a turn around the object, over the standing part, around the object again, and under the last turn - see KNOT illustration.
(3) knot: n. [ME, fr. OE cnotta: akin to OHG knoto knot, LIth gniusit to press] 1a: an interlacement of the parts of one or more flexible bodies forming a lump or knob - ...c: a tight constriction or the sense of constriction...2: something hard to solve: PROBLEM...3: A bond of union; esp: the marriagebond...b: the base of a woody branch enclosed in the stem from which it arises; also, its section in lumber...5: a cluster of persons or things: GROUP 7a: a division of the log's line serving to measure a ship's speed. (And she can't get here soon enough!)
(4) knot: vb 1: to tie in or with a knot: form knots in 2: to unite closely or intricately: ENTANGLE.
(5) cleave: vi [ME clevien, fr. OE, clifian] to adhere firmly and closely or loyally and unwaveringly syn see STICK.
(6) cleave: vb [ME cleaven, fr. OE, cleofan, akin to ON kljufa to split L glubere to peel, GR glyphein to carve] vt 1: to divide by or as if by a cutting blow: SPLIT.
(7) cleft: adj. [ME, fr. pp. of cleven]: partially split or divided; specif. divided about halfway to the midrib.

Halloween Vocab

HALLOWEEN VOCAB (Once a teacher, always a teacher!!!...* * * :) (and, sorry to say, but some of you have failed the tests with flying f-- ah, flying colors!!!...* * * :)...(1) impasse: n.[Fr., - + passer to pass] 1:an impassable road or way: Cul-DE-SAC 2a: a predicament affording no obvious escape b: DEADLOCK.
(2) impervious: (yeah, you!) adj. [Limpervius, fr. in - + pervius pervious 1a: not allowing entrance or passage: IMPENETRABLE...b: not capable of being damaged or harmed...2: not capable of being affected or disturbed....
(3) impetus: n. [L, assault, impetus, fr. impetere to attack, fr. in - + petere to go to, seek - more at FEATHER]1a: a driving force: IMPULSE b: INCENTIVE, STIMULUS 2: the property possessed by moving body in virtue of its mass and its motion - used of bodies moving suddenly or violently to indicate the origin and intensity of the motion.
(4) impetuous: adj. [ME, fr., MF, impetueux fr.LL, impetuosus, fr. L impetus 1: marked by force and violence of movement or action...marked by impulsive vehemence or passion (an impetuous temperament) syn see PRECIPITATE.
(5) clairaudience: This term means "clear hearing." A clairaudient hears with the psychic ear or sensitized ear. He/ she is able to hear sounds, names, voices and music that vibrate at a higher frequency. Much like dogs that hear at a higher frequency range than humans, mediums too, hear beyond our normal hearing range. He or she hears the actual spirit voices or whispers with the same inflection the person would have used on the Earth. (Low, very deep, else do you think I got through...The THE RESIDENCE last year???...* * * :)...
(6) clairsentience: This is a form of mental mediumship that means "clear feeling." A medium with clairsentience is able to sense when spirits are in the room. A true clairsentient will usually feel the spirit personality come through his entire being. Strong empathetic feelings or emotions from the Spirit. (I've often gotten this feeling when I was able to visit "Paula" at her residence on 190 Vauxhall Street, shortly after her passing, in the months that followed when now local "celeb" Larry Lewis bought her house and renovations were then underway. "She's here!" A heavy, weighted very solid, secure feeling of her warm, earthly presence.)...(When I visited Sarasota, FL in March 2008, I had the feeling...this time, a heavy nauseous feeling, especially in my friend's bedroom, so much so, that I had to lie down on the bed, and finally, I had to leave that room! My ex-roomie from NYC said that her room was haunted by her grandfather! It was a very unpleasant, unnerving experience for me...Also, on one occasion, some of her books suddenly flew off the shelf in the kitchen area -- without any reason!) After a week, even with the 75 degree weather in March, I high-tailed it outta there!)
BACK TO THE PRESENT: Now, at Williams Park Apts, when I first moved in and for the first few months, I felt very strong energy, as if some restless spirits were racing around the place. Now that I've settled in, eight months later, I have a very warm, loving feeling about my place, a feeling of home, a feeling as if "Paula" and my paternal grandmother Memere are there in spirit.
(7) clairvoyance: "Clear vision." Innate sense of inner sight to see objects, colors, symbols, people, spirits, or scenes, not visible to the naked eye which flash into the medium's mind..."Eyes flickering. Collapsed on the side stairwell. Long, lean body. Olive skin. This girl...he was trying to help...57 WG...)
(8) medium: A medium may have a variety of abilities. Those who are able to tune into the faster vibration of the spirit body after death are sensitives or mediums; a middleman or mediator, a person who goes between the spiritual and physical worlds. A medium works directly with a spirit. A medium or sensitive is a person who is able to feel and hear thoughts, voices, or mental impressions from the spirit world.
(9) Inspirational thought: a medium receives thoughts and impressions without forethought. Objective without the intense emotions or spirit personality being impressed upon the receiver.
From "Talking to Heaven" by James van Praagh, Copyright 1997, Penguin Putnam, Inc. New York, NY. Note: James van Praagh is the producer of the TV series, "Ghost Whisperer," a self proclaimed medium, as well.
("...Miss Hickey. We have a room for you.")...Denise! I have a room picked out for you.  -- from OASIS at Ocean Beach, late fall 2008.) Up high...corner town.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Facebook Marketplace

Check me out on -- where I plan to post photos of some of my paintings and drawings -- available to Facebook Friends -- FOR SALE!  (It's just extra cash.) Considering if it will be worthwhile to invest in prints and notecards of my original oils, as I had more luck in selling my reproduced work than the originals at Mystic Art Festival, last summer. This could be my niche. But what am I going to do with all those paintings hanging around my apartment?  Open up my own Gallery???  I have been introduced to FRESH CONNECTIONS, an all women in business group that meets in Mystic every other week in the morning, at the Mystic Chamber of Commerce bldg on Holmes Street. "Get outta town!" Thenext meeting of Fresh Connections will take place at the Mystic COC on Wed, Oct. 27 at 8:45am.  I hope to be there! (Up Next: Paranormal Science Fair at Groton Library on 10/28 at 4pm.)


ECSO will re-broadcast its September concert on this Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3pm on 94.5 FM Fine Arts Radio!  If you tuned in last Sunday as well, you were probably as disappointed as I was.  The symphonic music in its place just didn't jive with me.  Classical music is much better LIVE!  However, the Prism Rhapsody and marimba accompaniment begs hearing!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Up Next: Halloween VOCAB

Up Next: Vocab of the Paranormal...just in time for Halloween! Up next: a review or two of past episodes of GHOST WHISPERER...just in time for Halloween! featuring commentary by James van Praagh, who is a co producer of Ghost Whisperer and a self declared MEDIUM. To believe or not to believe, that is the question!!!...* * * :) Thanx for coming back for more, READERS! 22 hits on Monday.  Artwork coming soon to MAAP: "Carousel" and "Lady in Blue." As well: "The Hills Are Alive" and "Girl Looks Outside." Next will be OILS OF BLOCK ISLAND.  For more info, go to:

Monday, October 18, 2010


by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

My analyst told me (what?)/ That I was right out of my head.
The way he described it (how?)
He said I'd be better dead than live
I didn't listen to his jive/ I knew all along
he was all wrong/ And I knew that he thought (what?)
I was crazy but I'm not
Oh no (oh no?) (oh no?)

My analyst told me (what?)
That I was right out of my head/ He said I'd need treatment (oh yeah?)
But I'm not that easily led.
He said I was the type That was most inclined
When out of his sight/ To be out of my mind
And he thought I was nuts (nuts?)
No more ifs or ands or buts!
Oh no! (Oh no?) Oh no!

They say that as a child/ I appeared a little bit wild
With all my crazy ideas...But I knew what was happening
I knew I was a genius...
What's so strange when you know/ That you're a wizard at three
I knew that this was meant to be!

But I heard little children were supposed to sleep at night
That's why I got into the vodka one night
My parents got frantic/ Didn't know what to do
But I saw some crazy scenes Before I came to.
Now do you think I was crazy?
(Someone didn't!) {sic}
I may have been only three but I was swingin...!

They all laugh at angry young men/ They all laugh at Edison
And also at Einstein
So why should I feel sorry If they just couldn't understand
The reasoning and the logic that went on in my head.
I had a brain/ It was insane
Oh they used to laugh at me/ When I refused to ride
On all those double decker buses
All because there was no driver on top!
(No driver on top? This chick is twisted! What's the matter with her?)
(She must be out of her head!)

My analyst told me (what?)
That I was right out of my head/ The way he described it(how?)
He said I'd be better dead than live --
I didn't listen to his jive!
I knew all along/ He was all wrong
And I knew that he thought (what?)
I was crazy but I'm not!
Oh no! (Oh no?) Oh no!

My analyst told me (what?)
That I was right out of my head.
But I said, Dear Doctor, (yeah?)
I think that it's you instead!
Cause I have got a thing that's unique and new.
It proves that I'll have the last laugh on you,
Cause instead of one head (one head?)
I got two!
And you know two heads are better than wooooon!
(If you're so smart, why ain't you riiiiiiich?)

Once again, I have to credit my Guardian Angels -- here on Earth and my One (other head) in Heaven.  Once again, I wouldn't have made it up to this point without you!


More on that tomorrow!


On Tuesday, October 12, and Wednesday, October 13, I had the pleasure of stumbling into two live debates which were filmed for TV last week. Outdoors for a routine neighborhood stroll on both evenings, the caucaphony of loud music blasted my ears. Outside the Garde Theater, a woman handed me a FREE ticket for the Senatorial Live Debate between Linda McMahon and Dick Blumenthal. MY REVIEW. McMahon, my favorite seemed very bright. She knew what she was talking about. She encouraged trade / exports to create new jobs within the United States - Free Market. McMahon claims to have created twenty (20) new jobs a year for the past 28 years, right here in Connecticut.  I feel she met each and every challenge head-on. DICK: To me, he appeared to be all over the place in his statements and not truthful, living up to McMahon's claims on his character.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Standing outside of the Garde and the New London Public Library, I shook hands with Dan Malloy as he pushed his way through the crowds, pre Debate, and Peg Curtin (New London City Council) who I had the pleasure to meet one morning as she drove her relative's cab to bring me to work at Shop Rite. Just outside the Garde, I shook hands with Joe Courtney and thanked him personally for what he has done for Southeastern Connecticut (allow for the creation of two submarines each year in order to get people back to work at Electric Boat, EB). THE GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE: Malloy was born and raised in Stamford. He confessed to losing his mother years ago and how she raised him -- not to make a lot of money -- but to make the world a better place. (He's got my vote!) He transformed Stamford from a defunct mill town to a vibrant financial center. FOLEY: I found him to be an arrogant a**hole. I felt he was full of one-liners. Is this a gubernatorial debate? or a stand-up comedy routine? (NOT lol!)  

29 Cottrell Street

29 Cottrell Street, Mystic, CT. Home of the new Studio M, llc, Owner, Mara Gillen Beckwith. Large front gallery and working space for conservation framing and printmaking classes. Two designated parking spaces on the side of the bldg. (860)536-5000. Store hours, Tues-Sat, 10-6pm. (Note: 29 Cottrell Street is the former address of Kelley Interiors for the past ten years.) We proudly welcome the new owners to this scenic downtown Mystic location.


"Let the art speak for itself!" the voice raged inside me. Or was it Paula? It appears that the Artist (Within) and the Writer (Without) are at war with each other. The job of the Artist is to show, not tell. The job of the Writer is to show, not tell. To tell, using as few words as is absolutely necessary. "Let the art speak for itself!" 

Kelley Hickey
Relief Print

old age, receding hair
double chin
far away eyes look to Heaven
laugh lines,
multiple creases.
 Losing his teeth.
Half smile.

"Julia Icicles"
Relief Print

Not enough love.
She needs me.
Sharp angles: her hair.
Teeth clenched in desperation.
Old before her time.



DIRECTIONS TO LA GRUA CENTER, STONINGTON  BOROUGH: Take I-95 to Exit 91.  (I took a left onto Pequot Trail by mistake and ended up in downtown Pawcatuck. I had to follow Route One -- which I am familiar with from my days as a Special Ed Intern at Pawcatuck Middle School, 1995-96.) Take the next left, (North Main Street?). Follow signs to Stonington Borough, off of Route One.  Drive down Water Street to 7 Stonington Commons, just past Skipper's Dock. La Grua Center is a large gray building, 7 Stonington Commons.
What is the hallmark of a Great Artist? The ability to create strong emotion -- to make the viewer have strong feeeeellllings!!! WHO is the Next Great Artist? Give it up sister, Kelley!!!...* * * :) With love, Big Sis Denise (P.S. Is it possible to get a ticket for too much talking???...* * * :)