Tag Archive: Diva Mama

#MaM – The Beat Goes On

I wrote my first March Against Monsanto blog on the eve of the NYC event dedicated to fighting the dazzling array of disinformation that exists about GMOs and other world evils forced upon us by the agribusiness behemoth Monsanto and its allies. And truthfully, I am still on a high from the event that took…

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Mama Loves a Parade

Because yesterday was the 5 month anniversary of her passing and the NYC Gay Pride Parade, I invite you to read the (newly edited) piece, shared on a favorite place for all things women related – my sister blog, on BlogHer. For Mama, and all the reluctant lesbians who have gone before . . ….

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The Light of Black (Friday, that is)

After revisiting last week’s blog post, I decided I had been reading too much Chelsea Handler.   Of course I can justify the selection because it’s legitimate research for my still in-progress serio-comedic memoir.  But when my blogging tone gets snarky and stays there just a tad too long, I know I’ve had my fill…

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What’s inspiring about exhaustion?

How is it possible that I’m burnt out on the holidays and they haven’t yet begun? Please God, and anyone else who’s tuned into Diva Mama radio, isn’t there a better way to celebrate ancient pagan rituals, the journey of syphilis-carrying Pilgrims, and yes, even the birth of baby Jesus, than by promoting rampant, unbridled…

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Words and actions

Seeing the world for what it truly is means sometimes you see things you love and sometimes you see things you would rather ignore.  Most of the time I try to close my eyes to, or at least hold a dispassionate curiosity for the “low-vibe” stuff like the fact that 100M kids got turned on…

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On the occasion of 11-11-11 . . .

I wrote two blog pieces in August, shortly before and immediately after the passing of my beloved Grandfather, Calvin J. Goodman.  Rarely a day has gone by since then that I have not thought of Grandpa and in my inimitable fashion, I often ask for a sign so I know he is with me.  Today…

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Stars, Moon(ies) & Mamas

Whether discussing astrology or aspirin, celestial bodies or our slightly overweight ones, women can connect over anything and at this weekend’s New Life Expo in NYC, there was plenty for me and my favorite spiritual females to gab about. As a new vendor, I was clearly deserving my “new lifer” label.  Caught in a swirling…

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Life, love and what happens next… in honor of Calvin Goodman

His is not a name many of you know, but Calvin Goodman is a beautiful, courageous and accomplished man.  In my life, in my family, he’s more famous than Sinatra, more brilliant than Einstein and much cuter than Bieber.  At least for now, Calvin Goodman is my Grandfather, still.  And even though he’s going to…

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Who Loves Camp?!

After several hours of using multi-color sharpies to hand label 28 pair of socks, 20 pair of shorts, 24 shirts, 8 bathing suits, sunglasses and sweatshirts plus a slew of travel size toothpaste, toothbrushes and toys, it’s no wonder I’m sitting here, bleary eyed at almost 1am.  But now that the oversized duffles are packed,…

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Coloring in the Lines

The Race to Nowhere; now it’s personal.

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