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  1. Upcoming Events

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    Happy day.  Those of you who live in NYC or are easily able to get here, 
    this is for you.  If any of these appeals to you, feel free to 
    make me smile with your presence.

    • ·        Wednesday, February 19th.  Featured poet – Phoenix Reading Series   
    •      at Odessa, 119 Avenue A near E. 7th Street.  6pm.  An open mic follows the feature.  Feel welcome to bring something to share.  $5 contribution.
    • ·        Saturday, March 7thPoetry reading at the Riverside Poetry Series, 
    •      Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue.  2:00pm.  Free.  I’ll be one of many poets.
    • ·        Sunday, March 15th.  Stand-up – “The Comedy Dungeon” at Jazz on 
    •      the Park Hostel, 36 West 106th near Central Park West.  8:30pm.  FREE (and you can BYOB and food).

    • ·        Thursday, March 19th.   Stand-up – Women’s Night, 2600 Netherland 
    •      Avenue, Bronx, NY.  5:30.  $5 includes food and drinks.        

    •    Friday, March 20th  Stand-up - “Welcome the Spring with Laughter”   The Artist (formerly the Starving Artist Café), 249 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY. We are welcomed by Elliot and Monica Glick who run the place.      This is my show, booked by me, and laughter is absolutely guaranteed.  Line-up: Robert Driemeyer, Kristin Seltman, Esteban Tino Romero, Mindy Matijasevic, and our guest spot goes to Eddie Messanelli.  Cover only $10.  NO minimum though you may be tempted by the menu.  Hat is passed around later for contributions for the performers.     

    I hope to see you there and hear your laughter. 

    Love to CGG-M always.  💕

  2. Fossil Dig and Other Things

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    Well, people, the infectious diseases doctor and I are done for now.  I’m 
    okay though vulnerable.  I’ll be more okay and less vulnerable if I break off my long-time affair with cigarettes.  I have to make a much better effort.

    The living room/sofa situation is moving along very slowly because I am a 
    procrastinator with issues.  Glad I got laundry done.  

    This Saturday, I am part of a group of poets who will be featuring in New 
    Jersey.  I feel good about that.  I will be getting a car ride from Manhattan.  That’s what makes it possible for me to accept such an offer.  I am grateful.

    In my decluttering (or what’s been called my 
    archeological dig), I find notes I’d written from years ago.  At the time, they were meant to be notes for a poem or comedy or autobiographical prose.  I just found one and can’t remember who in the world the other person was.  In the note, I refer to him as Videographer.

                                        Videographer:  You’re beautiful.
                                        Me:  Thank you.
                                        Videographer:  You are so full of feelings.
                                        Me:  Yep.  Spilling over.
                                        (Later -- in a PIZZA shop)
                                        Videographer:  This is expensive.

    I can only imagine I wrote this down because it seemed to represent a 
    theme in my life at the time, a theme I was ready to end.    

    Remember March 20th is my comedy show on City Island.  Mark your 
    calendar.  Laughter guaranteed.

    I need to dig for more fossils in my living room now.

    Love to CGG-M on Valentine's Day and everyday! 

  3. A Beautiful Line-up

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020

    Hi dear readers.  I am feeling better since I had gotten sick again.  Now 
    I’m concerned about the coronavirus.  I may become one of those folks wearing a mask.  I just feel too vulnerable.  Seeing the doctor again on Friday. 

    Remember to mark your calendars for Friday, March 20th, 7:45pm.  We 
    will welcome the spring with laughter on City Island.  Make a whole evening out of it.  Come early and have dinner on the island if you want, and then get to The Artist at 7:45 for seating.  They sell yummy desserts.


               Robert Driemeyer    

               Kristin Seltman  

               Esteban Tino Romero     

               & me, Mindy Matijasevic    

    Daily love to CGG-M  💕