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  1. Good Stuff

    Sunday, January 22, 2023


    Life continues to be interesting – full of surprises, some good and some not.  I had a very good evening with a cousin who’d been trying to get together with me for many years.  I had felt unable to do it for so long, not because of whom he is but more because of a very problematic family history.  Fortunately, he never gave up.  I also knew if I never gave it a chance, I’d regret it.


    We got together last Friday night.  He treated me to dinner and drinks.  We talked for about five hours.  We both learned a lot of what we’ve each been through.  At no point did he deny my reality which had been a big concern for me.  Now I am looking forward to our next time getting together. 


    Now, for those of you who enjoy all kinds of art forms, I’ll be sharing my poetry at Evie Ivy’s “Dance of the Word.”  There will be other poets, possibly some prose, music, and most definitely belly dancers.  I love watching belly dancing.  I find it meditative.  Here are the details:

    Friday, Feb. 10, 2023


    353 W. 48 Street

    $15 includes wine and light fare

    Time permitting, an open mic where you can perform!




    Much love to CGG-M ❤❤❤


    Mindy Matijasevic

    January 2023

  2. Things Going On

    Wednesday, January 11, 2023


    I spent the past weekend working on an application for a grant for my memoir writing.  There are so many details to the applying process, and at times I felt like giving up.  I kept asking myself how I’d feel if I didn’t even enter the ring.  So I kept marching on.  I am so glad I did.  But it wasn’t stress-free, that’s for sure.  The winners will be announced in May.


    Each time I push through something, I feel more capable for future opportunities.  I was left feeling proud, relieved, and mentally exhausted.  It also provided a justification for not doing housework that is piling up.  But the next day I needed to recover from lack of sleep. 


    On February 10th, I will be featured at Evie Ivy’s “Dance of the Word” in midtown, an event that has poetry, prose, music, and belly dancing.  



    On February 26th, I will be one of four features reading memoir at Michael Graves’ series at the Bus Stop CafĂ© in the West Village.  Both events include an open mic portion of the evening.  Feel free to come and share something with us.


    The next comedy show at The Artist on City Island will be in March.  I will update you on the date and other details.  I hope the almost spring weather will make folks want to come out and enjoy.

    I hope 2023 is going well for you.

    Much love to CGG-M  ❤❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    January 2023