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

Friday, October 29, 2010

Just Stay Tuned...

UP NEXT: After lying low this weekend (serious housecleaning)-- not "work," "Cleaning" represents spirituality, a cleansing of negative vibes.  A clean house is a happy house!  UP NEXT: What Went Wrong II: The Myers-Briggs Test (I've got work to do)...The Most Important Day: Conclusion. For more info, go to:  and following that: FATHER'S DAY ("Just in time") on the BP Oil Spill and Olivia' Bird Illustrations: ART: A Viable Alternative...I have more artistic and writing projects planned for the future, but I'm not going to tell you what...because...all talk, no action!!!...* * * :) (All good things come to those who wait...and don't talk!) Denise...Denise Dances...2010.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

28 hits!

28 hits yesterday, Oct. 28th. I see an injustice going on, so don't f*** with me!  It's not affecting just me anymore, but someone I love!  If you want to see what I see, please go to the exhibit at La Grua Center, afore-mentioned in prior posts and you see if you don't see what I see! (Heaven help us all!  I'm going to need all the help from all the Guardian Angels I can get!)  Changing the subject, I have some of my paintings for sale on
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More on the Myers-Briggs test soon.

La Grua Center

32 Water Street, #7 Stonington Commons
Stonington (Borough), CT (860)535-2300
Adj to Skipper's Dock

The Work of the Stonington Printmakers Society
Free Sunday Demos 10-1pm
The Exhibit runs until Nov. 14, 2010

featuring the hard work of my Sister
Kelley J. Hickey
"Manipulating Pigments: Relief & Intaglio

Be there or be square!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

When it rains, it pours...

It's raining but I remain undaunted.  YOGA tonight -- Sounds right! The OB Photop for the creative endeavor which I wish to remain a mystery for now -- will have to wait until a sunny day.  Which means: am I going to G. Library tomorrow to glimpse the Paranormal Science Fair -- or OB for that Photopportunity? before the beautiful fall colors get washed away...along with opportunities to see those I love.

More on...

MORE ON THIS TOMORROW. (I've got work to do!)

What Went Wrong? (II)

Featuring the Myers-Briggs personality test. The original developers of this test were Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. They began creating the indicator during WWII, believing that a knowledge of personality preferences would help women who were entering the industrial workforce for the first time to identify the sort of war-time jobs where they would be most comfortable and effective. The initial questionnaire grew into the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which was first published -- in 1962.


A GHOST OF A CHANCE "Alloutte:" to pluck. From a past episode of "Ghost Whisperer," the hit CBS TV series which used to air on Friday nights. Starring Jennifer Love Hewiit (oh, yeah, that one.) In this episode, even more disturbing than most, was featured the most horrible creature of all: a departed soul, a man who could read people's minds, get inside their heads, in order to discover their greatest fears and make them believe these fears would come true. In some cases, this is the origin of Depression in its purest form.  The cause of Depression can be organic (such as Diabetes). Or it can be environmental. Or it may have multiple causes. "Cause and Effect." The domino effect. "Allouette," to pluck. Plucking people's minds. The ability, power to get inside people's heads. In "Charmed," also a hit TV drama where reruns air on weekday mornings on TNT, there is a character you love to hate, "The Demon of Fear." He has the ability to read people's minds and discover their greatest fears and to create illusions which seem real.  Illusions which can shatter a young person's life.  The first half, anyway....(Denise...Denise Dances...2010.) P.S. Who's been whispering in your ear?

What Went Wrong? (Part I)

DIABETES DENIAL Health Report. By Kelly Griffin. AARP News Magazine.  "Though early diabetes may have no symptoms, possible warning signs include excessive thirst and urination, daytime fatigue, and blurred vision."
(Note: All through my childhood, Memere H. noted my frequent thirst and always said, Diabetes.  -- "No one wants to get involved.") For more info, go to: and see the Chapter entitled "Forgotten." In particular, the scene on the Upper West Side where Debbie meets the impervious stares of the gargoyles.
The most common test for diabetes may not be the most accurate one. The fasting plasma glucose test -- in which blood is drawn after at least eight hours without food -- is relatively cheap and easy, and it's recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
But some studies suggest this test may miss up to half the people with Type 2 Diabetes.
In that form of the disease, the body's tissues gradually become less able to use the hormone insulin to take in glucose from the blood for fuel.
(Type 1 is usually diagnosed by young adulthood.)
In most cases, the first sign of Type 2 Diabetes is high blood sugar after meals. Only later in the disease does blood sugar remain high after hours of fasting. That's one reason many early cases of Type 2 Diabetes go undetected.
More sensitive is the oral glucose tolerance test (GTT). You fast overnight, have blood drawn, then drink a sugar solution and wait. Over the next few hours, more blood is drawn {at intervals.} It's more expensive and more of a hassle than the fasting test, which is why some experts -- including those at the ADA -- oppose its widespread use.
FROM: AARP, Nov. & Dec. 2005, pp. 102-106.

20 Hits!

20 hits to my Blog-o-sphere yesterday.  And counting!  Oftentimes, I do feel like hitting someone, but I never allow my ability to "see red" at times get the best of me.  It is important to find a healthy outlet in which to vent.  Hopefully, where no one will hear you.  (Unless they can fear you.) There is no hit better than the hits I can take on my Blog -- with the written word, of course!  and all the while, maintaining my integrity.  (As someone in the corporate office in NYC once said, "It ain't easy being Denise.") -- "To whom much is given, much is expected."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Up and Coming

UP AND COMING! The next ECSO Concert will be on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 8pm at The Garde. On Sunday, Nov. 21st, the U.S. Coast Guard Band will host a concert at The Garde at 2pm, FREE, featuring the military march songs that we all know and love clapping in time to, along with the music! (Semper Paratus!) How to be social and discreet at the same time?

Monday, October 25, 2010

19 hits

19 hits on Friday and counting! Thank you Readers for keeping on reading! I received a bit of recognition over the weekend when I was able to talk to two local "celebs" in my own back yard at The Garde.  Full of false courage at the champagne reception, post performance, I was able to introduce myself to CDR Megan, Conductor of the U.S. Coast Guard Band who often attends the ECSO concerts! I confided that I have a blog, which features much writing about the famed concerts! Talk about luck! Following on the heels of Saturday's concert, I decided to attend "Songs of the Sea, " a concert by the U.S. Coast Guard Band, which was held at The Garde Sunday.  Ousted from my initial seat by a misguided elderly couple, I decided to forego too much complaint and move forward to the front of the theater.  Who did I see but Lisa Williamson, soloist from the Coast Guard band sitting one seat over from me! At Intermission, I was able to introduce myself to her, compliment her on her fine performances and her dresses, and tell her about my blog, which she has programmed on her i-phone.  I hope that you all like my reviews! As writers, artists and musicians, we all put ourselves out there, hoping the public approves! But what if they don't?  Keep up appearances! I wish Mrs. Williamson the best of luck in her endeavors and will see her at the November concert at The Garde Theater in New London.

What's She Doin' Here?


And it's all about the family coffers
Don' it make you feel awful?
Is that your best offer?
It's enough to put you in a coffin.

Looks nice
Talks nice
Dress nice
E-ver-y thing about her
Points to perfection
Pointed in the wrong direction.

And it's all about the family coffers
Don' it make you feel awful?
Is that your best offer?
It's enough to put you in a coffin.

Does this happen very often?
No - once in a blue moon.
Makes all the men swoon.
Women want to slay her.
Men want to lay her.

And it's all about the family coffers.
Don' it make you feel awful?
Is that your best offer?
It's enough to put you in a coffin.

What's she doin' here?
Among po' folks like us?
Just doesn't seem just.
Where is the justice
When someone like her ends up among us?

And it's all about the family coffers
Don' it make you feel awful?
Is that your best offer?
It's enough to put you in a coffin.

Sure, she has a bad temper --
How can you blame her?
No one will claim her
Ex next door neighbors tried to frame her.

Too good
She would
If she could
Get the help that's needed
But her family don't seem to see her.

And it's all about the family coffers
Don' it make you feel awful?
Is that your final offer?
It's enough to put you in a coffin.

Denise Hickey
4am, Mon, Oct. 25, 2010