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  1. 101

    Sunday, June 25, 2023


    My bestie’s mom is turning 101 years lived today.  We are getting together to celebrate.  While it is amazing to be on Earth for that long, the quality of the later years has been challenging.  Her anger at the high prices of everything gives us the impression that she’ll be here a few more years.  She’s a fighter (or as she puts it, “I opened my mouth.”).  I could use a shot of what she has.  Years ago, when she wanted her husband to drive her to her sister’s in NJ and he didn’t feel up to it, she’d say, “I didn’t get married to take the train.” 


    Yeah, I could definitely use some of what she has. 


    People, the “Almost Autumn” Comedy Show on City Island will be on Friday, September 8th at 8pm.  If you need to or like to plan ahead, put it on your calendar now.  The hilarity will be delivered by Lisa Harmon, Debbie Bazza, and Linette Palladino.  It will be a great show.  The weather will still be pleasant.  You can have a beautiful day on City Island and then come to The Artist for comedy and dessert.  There is no minimum, but I think you may be tempted.


    Recently, I got back to what seems like my never-ending decluttering.  I was able to throw out so much paper, and I found lost poems and comedy notes and some of my son’s schoolwork from way back.  So much still awaits me.  Sometimes, I have to get into the head of:  If I were to die tonight, what would I not want anyone to have to go through or even see?  That helps me throw shit out.

    Folks, if you are looking for a unique and unisex gift, or if you’d like this for yourself, contact me.  I can be reached at, and put T-shirts in the subject line.




    Love to CGG-M ❤❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    June 2023 

  2. HAPPY

    Sunday, June 4, 2023


    'Twas a good show!


    I am so pleased to say that Friday’s “Almost Summer” Comedy Show at The Artist on City Island was well attended and very enjoyable.  TJ Meyers, Hector Luis, Donna Moran, and a ready-to-have-fun audience made for a very good night.  Since the pandemic, we’ve been working hard to get the audiences back, and Friday night was almost a full house so I was very happy about that.  Even two Facebook friends made the trip from South Brooklyn!  Pamela Gregory and Kenneth Silberberg.  Now we met in person.  I always appreciate that experience.



    The photo includes Elliot Glick, who along with Monica Glick, runs the very welcoming place, now called The Artist (formerly the Starving Artist CafĂ©).  Elliot is a musician, guitar teacher, and a real contributor to the community.  They mostly showcase independent music, but they also welcome comedy, poetry, actors; they have paint nights too.  On the last Friday of the month at 8pm, they have ‘Take the Stage’ Night.  That’s where people can share any art form they do.  More info here: 

    The Artist


    After the show, Elliot, my friends, and I talk before leaving.  I enjoy that.  Then my friends and I typically go to the bar next door where they know how to make Long Island Ice Teas (they might call them City Island Ice Teas), and they offer outside seating.  In warm weather like Friday’s, we sit outside and can smoke, toke, and joke.  And we do.  We often close the place.



    On July 15th, I’m in a poetry reading and a variety show on the same day.  That’s how it goes sometimes.  Details to come.


    So much love to CGG-M  ❤❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    June 2023