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

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Hi Everyone! Here at the G Library tonite, just chillin' from the after work crowd traffic.  Even tho' today is my birthday, I still need groceries and I favor the Groton store.  Cafe NV in Waterford has a great atmosphere. (Thanx, Mom!) Not only is the food delicious but it is very healthy, too! I did get to see my rams, today, finally, on my birthday. All 13 of them! As the sun went down in the back pasture behind the Groton Library. Baaaah! Naaaaah! When did the pace of life get soooo fast?  Can't stand the traffic and the crowds tonight! 65 hits last Tuesday and lots of new friends on Facebook. I would like to thank everyone who sent me cards and presents for my birthday this year and for all the good wishes on my Facebook wall today. (Thank you cards to arrive in mail shortly.) One of the best gifts is that of good health and I plan to get my eye exam at Cohen's in the Crystal Mall very shortly in prep for new specs! ("You look like you're in your early thirties!") It's time to hit the road! More stuff to do tomorrow! I look forward to getting my hair cut tomorrow afternoon and to seeing my family at Bayview/Niantic on Sunday afternoon for more shared birthday festivities!

Until next week,

March 3, 2011

Thanx for reading!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Commute: Books or magazines

WHAT DOES YOUR COMMUTE STYLE SAY ABOUT YOU?  Read books or magazines: You're a multi-tasking star! (Either that or you're a New Yorker!) If you use your bus or train time to read the latest page-turner, you're likely a curious intellectual who devours new knowledge like trick-or-treaters devour M and Ms. And the fact that you're so productive during the rush-hour frenzy hints tht you're able to use your time wisely in all aspects of your life. A team leader on both the personal and professional playing fields, you juggle many different balls and are constantly on the go -- even when you're not on the road!

(Either that or it sure beats plugging your nose in order to tune out the stench of urine or B.O. on the subway...or to ignore the cry of the hungry and homeless...or to disregard the drone of the driver warning you to steer clear of the closin' doors! Ding dong! (Gee...Do ya think that woman with her child who asked for money on the subway because her house burned down was telling the truth? And if so, don't you think you could've spared $20 of the $60 cash in your purse on the way to your full-time job with full benefits on the 42nd floor in midtown Manhattan?)

(Why don't you step outside that lens, my friend? And capsize, with all the lies that you've been living in???...* * * :)

You Aim for the Stars!

3: "Glory of Evening," Impressionist painting by Thomas Kinkade (the painter of light!) You aim for the Stars! For you, there's little difference between dreaming and doing. So whatever you think up, you achieve -- simply by taking it one step at a time. An undaunted idealist, you know what dreams are real because you live them every day.
(FROM: Women's World weekly magazine..."Quick! Pick your favorite painting!, 1/17/11.)

Art for Life!

"Art For Life XVIII" Annual Auction
Mystic Art Center

Water Street in downtown Mystic, CT
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Benefactor Private Showing: 6pm
Doors open to Public at 7pm: Tix $25 in advance, $30 at the door

"Come as you are" (but LBD for me!)

Donations to benefit the Alliance for Living
the only AIDs service organization in Southeastern CT
located on 154 Broad Street, New London, CT.
(brick building next to the Chinese food / pizza place!)

For more info, please contact: Cheryl Sharp at (860)447-1239, ext. 229

The "Alliance for Living" organization is also located at:
Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT at

(By the way, this is where I was born on March 3, 1962...
Get it? Bachus? Dionysius? Roman...and Greek mythology?)
French translation: Denise (Greek goddess of wine)

(Denise...Denise Dances...on March 3, 2011!)

Crossing the Bridge

SIXTH CROSSING Annual Juried Art Exhibit
at HYGIENIC ART GALLERY on Bank Street in New London, CT

Call for entries in mid April 

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23, 2011 in the early evening...
FREE admission and hors d'hoevres.
Small cash donation for wine and bottled drinks.
Show runs April 23-May 21, 2011.

 Guest Juror: Janice La Motta, Arts Program Director, Billings Forge Community Works, Hartford, CT.

For more info, go to:

Gallery open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Wish me luck! ("Carousel?" "Blue Elephant?")


RENASCENCE / 1917 by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I screamed, and - lo! - Infinity/ Came down and settled over me;
Forced back my scream into my chest;/ Bent back my arm upon my breast;
And, pressing of the Undefined/ The definition on my mind,
Held up before my eyes a glass/ Through which my shrinking sight did pass
Until it seemed I must behold/ Immensity made manifold./ Whispered to me a word whose sound
Deafened the air for worlds around,/ And brought unmuffled to my ears
The gossiping of friendly spheres,/ The creaking of the tented sky,
The ticking of Eternity.


(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. b: a monastic establishment c: monastic life 2: 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 (cloistered gardens) New York in the late 1980s, The Cloisters Cafe resided in the East Village, barricaded by a black wrought iron gate...The Cloisters is also a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), an annex located in the Bronx.

"I've never been to either of these places."

(3) claustrophobia: n. [NL, fr. L claustrum br, bolt + NL phobia -- more at CLOISTER] abnormal dread of being in closed or narrow spaces -- claustrophobic.


"To Visit..."

"To visit, help and care for the widows and their afflictions..." Are you tired of viewing multimillionaires living degenerate lifestyles, while teachers and police officers get laid off for no good reason? If so, you're not alone. For examples of the finest in humanitarian living and inspiration, tune in to: Joel Osteen in "Discover the Champion" on Sunday mornings at 8pm on Discovery for the power of positive thinking...and / or Dr. Charles Stanley on "In Touch" at 8:30am on Discovery on Sunday mornings.  On weekday mornings, Channel 16 at 6:30am, Joyce Meyers on "Everyday Enjoyment" is more than happy to greet you and provide you with her sound doctrine. Check out her story sometime!  For more info on Joyce Meyer ministries, go to:

Otherwise, "quit yer bitchin'!"

Up Next

UP will hear the rest of the story in upcoming weeks this Spring about more of the travails of Debbie! For more info, go to: and follow Debbie to Phoenix, Arizona!
Following closely on the heels of the Desert Southwest, Debbie pays a visit back to New York in New York Revisited. More tidbits are to come re: NYC (1989, 90 and 91), in "reverse chronological order" as you get into the Time Machine and step back in time to...Poetry of NYC (1987)...Poetry of Eastern Connecticut State University (1984)...and Prize Winning Fiction: "The Secret of Cherrygrove Manor" (1974).

Also check out my oil paintings for sale on Facebook Marketplace. For more info, go to: where I will be making my art available to the public.

Up and coming in April, I will try to post photos of my paintings of 2011 thus far: "Manisses Nativity Scene" (NFS); "Goldstar Bridge No. 5," "Schoolhouse No. 4," and "Moby Dick No. 13" in my latest series: SCENES OF MINI GOLF COURSE (in Acrylic Folk Art).  For more info, go to:

50 hits!

50 hits on Thursday, Feb. 24 (2011). How do I know this?  By signing onto my Google Adsense account and checking the daily hits for a given period under Advanced Reports. I also know that said blog has earned $6.99 in clicks per ad.  My blog was born on May 23, 2008; but I did not use advertising to generate extra cash until perhaps a year or so later.  In that time, I have not earned the mandatory $10 in clicked ads where I would explain to them how to pay me.  As well, said blog is only allowed to earn $100 per month max! However, the satisfaction and fulfillment I feel in getting my message "out there" is often "payment enough." (Except those nights when I lie awake in bed, worrying about how I'm going to pay for new eyeglasses and impending dental work. But I have my ways. It's also gonna take a whole lot of faith, as I expect the unexpected.)

You've heard my story.  How much do you think it's worth???...* * * :)

(Denise...Denise Dances...2010)