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

Thursday, December 30, 2010



Father knows best!
Work if you are able!
Bring it to the table.

Giving it your all!
Doing what you're called
To do it all.

Put your love to the test!
You can be it all!
You can have it all!
Do it - Be it - Have it all!
Do it - Be it - Beat it!
Have it all!

Do it! Do it! Do it!
Be be be, be be it!
Be be be, be be beat it!
Be it! Do it! Have it all!

Father knows best!
Yo can have it - do it - be it - all!
Beat it!
Be it! Do it! Have it all!

Father knows best.
Work if you are able
Lay it all on the table
Be it! Do it! Have it all!
Be, be, be, be, be it!
Be, be, be , be beat it!
Be it, do it, have it all!


ri - tal - e - a - shen,  re-! n-!
re- tal - iat - ive, ri- tal -e  -at -ir!
re- tal- i- a  -to- ry!
tal - ye - tor - e!
tal - e e, tor- adj!
re- ta - li - a - tory!
re -ta - li -a - tory! Re!
re ta tah!
re ta tah!

ri - tal - e - a - shen! re-! n-!

By Denise Hickey
Dec. 25, 2010

Go with the Flo!

The "Flo Gris," that is. "The Magic of Christmas," A Festive Holiday Celebration through January 9, 2011. Running concurrently with "The Connecticut Embroiderers" exhibit, "With Needle and Brush." Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street (just off the I-95 Exit ramp); Old Lyme. Open Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 10-5pm. Sundays, 1-5pm. $9.00 admission for most adults. For more info, call (860)434-5542 or go to:
"Follow me there. Follow me there."

The Perfect Model

"Alaska! I love this state like I love my own family." SARA PALIN'S ALASKA, airing on TLC TV, Sundays, 7-10pm. ("Follow me there. Follow me there.") Check your TV Guide for local listings. Happy New Year! (Denise...Denise Dances...2011)

Gossip vs Slander

(1) gossip: n [ME gossib, fr OE godsibb, fr. god + sibb kinsman, fr. sibb related] 1a: dial Brit: GODPARENT b: COMPANION, CRONY c: a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts 2a: rumor or report of an intimate nature b: a chatty talk c: the subject matter of gossip syn see REPORT

(2) slander: n [ME slaundre, slaundre, fr OF esclandre, fr LL scandalum stumbling block, offense - more at SCANDAL] 1: the utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another's reputation 2: a false and defamatory oral statement about a person - compare LIBEL.

Denise Hickey
Americans with Disabilities (ADA)
Fair Housing Act

Fair Housing Act


(1) stalk: vb [ME stalken, fr. OE, be stealcian; akin to OE Stealc lofty, stelan to steal -- more at STEAL] vi 1: to pursue quarry or prey stealthily 2: to walk stiffly or haughtily - vt. 1: to pursue by stalking 2: to go through (an area) in search of prey or quarry. - stalker n.

(2) stalking horse: 2: something used to mask a purpose. 3: a candidate put forward to divide the opposition or to conceal someone's real candidacy.

(3) slander: n [ME sclaundere, slaundre, fr. OF esclandre, fr. LL scandalum stumbling block, offense, - more at SCANDAL] 1: the utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another's reputation 2: a false and defamatory oral statement about a person - compare LIBEL.

(4) oust: vt [AF ouster, fr OF oster, fr LL obstare to ward off, fr. L, to stand against, fr ab - against + stare to stand - more at OB, STAND] 1a: to remove from or dispossess of property or position by legal action, by force, or by the compulsion of necessity b: to take away (as a right or authority): BAR, REMOVE 2: to take the place of: SUPPLANT syn see EJECT.

(5) ouster: n [AF, to oust] 1a: a wrongful dispossesson 2: EXPULSION

Denise Hickey
Americans with Disabilities (ADA)
Fair Housing Act

"God has blessed me so I can be a blessing to others. But I can't do it without you, my Guardian Angels here on Earth and my One in Heaven."

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


If you are watching me, what do you have to hide that you don't want anyone else to know about?

Stalkers Beware!

The thing about stalking is that it is unnerving and hard to prove.  Why do you think I stick so closely to a routine on most days?  Because of the situation I'm in! However, where I live, there are cameras in the front entrance outside, in the foyer, outside the elevators in the lobby, and at both side entrances, and on stairwells on either side of my apartment building. You'd think people would smarten up. Unfortunately, I noticed a similar behavior on the boardwalk at Ocean Beach today, where I plan to walk and frequent the place for the rest of my life, God willing! I've often seen him; a tall, skinny man in a tan coat with a hood pulled up over his head.  Today, it was obvious that I was being followed.  And I did the smart thing. (Gold car, 684 LAU) It might not be anything, but he fled the scene pretty fast. "If you can read this, U R standing much too close."

Reap What You Sow

"...that which you sow, you shall also reap." At this late age of 48, I am finally enjoying a modicum of success with my God-given talents in writing and art.  I haven't been able to make a living at either talent so far, but I often joke that I have a wish to be, not rich, but famous!  Fame can mean different things for different people.  But without a support system of family and friends and a stable home where you feel safe, protected, and loved; the enticements of fame & riches & the Big City can get the best of you. (See Lindsey Lohan, a lost soul, and Britney Spears, sweet soul with a "stage mom." Did you know her mother actually wrote a book about her own daughter? and probably got rich off of it? It was actually her father who saved her!)  In a past not so pleasant relationship, I was often told that because I "went to college to party," and continued the party into New York in the late 80s..."the reason you're in the situation you're in is because you moved to New York and that was a mistake." I worked my way through college, majoring in English and moved to NYC to become a writer.  I didn't have clear goals. I moved to New York with only my big blue suitcase and three hundred dollars in my pocket, as well as a student loan owed to Eastern Connecticut State University (which has since been PAID IN FULL by me). I moved to New York with dreams of making it big as a writer.  And I got the Big Story.  Since I've moved back home to Connecticut, the stories have accumulated.  How can they not when you call your home "News London!"  I often joke, "Anything for a good story." But the price I've paid is the lack of material success, a nest egg for a rainy day, and the chance to start my own family (when the realization struck me at age 40, I became very depressed and would often cry from the time I woke up in the morning until the time I went to bed at night, usually suffering from insomnia).  So...why don't you....step outside that lens, my friend? And capsize, with all the lies that you've been living in?....I often wonder where I would be today if I hadn't extended a chance invitation to a friend: "Hey. Do you wanna go out to Ocean Pizza?" that fateful winter day in 2001...Who is that stranger in your midst? And how much longer are you going to ignore her? (REMEMBER: "That which you sow, you shall also reap.") "I've got to see this movie. I've got to see it; I've got to see it! Are we going? We're going; aren't we?  If we don't go, I'm going to be mad!!!...* * * :) COMING Niantic Cinemas.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Up and Coming!

The Hygienic "Salon des Independants" Winter Art Festival will be in late January, the last weekend, I believe.  The Opening Reception occurs on a Saturday evening at 7pm.  Read "The Day" to follow the latest opening art receptions and exhibits every Tuesday. FREE to the public with a small fee for soda and wine. With free refreshments. There you will be able to see: "Wish You Were Here" (Seagulls All Around); Panel # 7 of my Mural of Long Island Sound. "Seeing the Light" will hang in my beautiful niece Julia's bedroom.  Merry Christmas, Julia! (Love, Auntie Denise) For more info, go to:

Happy New Year!

I would like to take the time out today to thank all of my faithful Readers, since May 2008, and those of you who arrived at my site later and have followed me through to the end.  Stay with me! Up Next I promise to bring you the CONCLUSION: By Accident to "Fool's Gold," my novel about my life in New York City in the late 1980s.  For more info, go to:
Danger becomes her? What would I do without it? Who would I be? Would I be bored? Would I run out of things to write about?  And will I ever feel truly safe? Is anyone safe these days? Stay tuned and I promise to have the dramatic conclusion out to you by...tomorrow?
Life is tough, but I'm tougher! But not without my Guardian Angels, here on Earth and My One in Heaven! ("I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.") At this time, I would like to offer my congrats to those of you who have been lucky enough to find love, in one form or another. Just in time for Christmas! First comes Christian Duty to help others in need...then Health, then Success, then the hot new place, then "mi caro nuevo..." Are we there yet???... * * * :)