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    Tuesday, September 14, 2021


    My feel-good moment of the day was an email from Home Planet News letting me know that my slice of memoir “Not S’posed to Win” is accepted for publication.  I’ll share the link when I get it.  I wrote it to read at one of Kathryn Adisman’s events, What Were the Sixties Really Like?  It was well received.  I am unsure how it will come across from the page, but I am glad it will be in print.  Thank you, Frank Murphy, editor of Home Planet News.


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    I spent Labor Day afternoon enjoying and participating in this festival: Poetry on a Caribbean Breeze.  Curator Heather Archibald told us everyone was Caribbean for the day.  There was calypso music, workshops, featured readers, open mic, and snacks.  I was all set to join the haiku workshop, but then I saw lots of art supplies on another table for Comic Poetry.  I got seduced by the crayons and colored pencils.  I had no idea what Comic Poetry meant.  It had to do with drawing frames a comic strip would have with words, but it had nothing to do with comedy.  I like new creative experiences.  I do believe a certain part of the brain needs stimulation from time to time in order to get juiced up to create whatever one creates – poetry, music, comedy, dance, visual art, etc.


    I also read three poems at the open mic.  They were all serious, but the third one made women crack up.  It was a wonderful way to conclude.  I felt good about that for days.  And to think, I almost didn’t go.  It’s been a struggle to get my self to places.


    I am so glad that three friends and I are going to see “In the Heights” at a friend’s house and have dinner, wine, etc. this Saturday night.  I had a tiny part in the movie in the rally scene toward the end.  It wasn’t with lines or anything, but several people wrote me asking, “Did I just see you in ‘In the Heights’?”  Yes they did.  I haven’t seen it yet, so I’m looking forward to the whole evening.


    Human contact.  Friendship.  Feels good.



    Love to CGG-M ❤❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    September 2021


  2. 5 comments:

    1. Congratulations! That’s wonderful news! I remember that piece with your grandmothers voice in it. Continue writing and reading excerpts then publish them. Can crossover into comedy too!

    2. Thank you, Kathryn. Yes that piece started off with my grandma's disapproval of me winning a game of checkers. I like your advice of continuing this slice by slice. I usually don't use my childhood in my comedy. I have trouble finding the funny. However, when I read slices of memoir, some humor is in there and people laugh.

    3. Lisa, that's why I called it Feel-Good Moments. I focused on those moments for this blog. However, I'm not trying to fool anyone -- there is a whole lot of feel-bad time. So I thank God/Goddess for the good stuff interrupting the pain. Maybe that's why I love comedy.

    4. Lisa Harmon said...

      Life is pain and comedy is definitely a great (temporary) pain reliever! Glad for the moments you get, and for the ones I get and we all get. Life would be unbearable without these moments.

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