Author Archives: Joanna Rapoza

About Joanna Rapoza

I've gone to (100's of) pieces here in my blogs. Read, enjoy, laugh, cure insomnia; it's your choice.

Review of the 4th and Latest CD from Ben Rosenfeld: “Don’t Shake Your Miracle”

Listening to NYC-based comedian and author Ben Rosenfeld’s darkly delightful 4th and latest CD, “Don’t Shake Your Miracle,” you can hear the appreciative audience both shaken and stirred with continuously clever cocktails of dry wit. Ben dishes 71 minutes of salty, fresh prose, which makes extra sense when you learn he was performing in a club over a sushi … Continue reading

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The difference between hitting a deer in New England versus hitting a deer in New Jersey

Haven’t we all hit a deer? I’ve hit two. Or more accurately, they hit me! In New England, after you hit a deer, you calmly pull over to the side of the road, phone the police, and wait for them … Continue reading

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Ah, Ya Mutha! Book Review of “Mean Mommy” by Actress, Comic and Author Kerri Louise

My menopausal brain is now extremely choosy about what books it subjects itself to, and I knew right off the bat that “Mean Mommy” by actress, comic and author Kerri Louise was a good investment for whatever brain cells I … Continue reading

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Cinquain Poetry in Nature

I have somehow managed to keep a book of poetry I made “from scratch” for my ninth grade English class. I took all the pictures in and around Manchester CT almost 50 years ago. My favorite picture is the one … Continue reading

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Life on the side

Always spent my life waiting to live. Watching others live. Thinking: that’s not for me! Too risky. Some people never feel fully grown up until both of their parents are gone. They did not want to grow up that way, … Continue reading

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Mom’s oral tradition

My mother said when I was young, “There’s power in the female tongue. It’s essential,” she said, “to hold back, otherwise folks feel under attack. But use your piehole when you must. If it doesn’t work, employ your bust.”

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Monopolies further entrench themselves in society and my subconscious

After reading that Amazon acquired Whole Foods, I had a dream that I was involved in a promotion that was shot in our local store. Jeff Bezos was part of it, and I played a ditzy housewife that kept bumping … Continue reading

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My heart will swim on

A clear path for the heart warrants the breast stroke. When unsure, it treads water, or floats. A rare few inspire the butterfly. It’s not fond of that “sinking feeling,” and sometimes, must simply crawl to get by. It wisely … Continue reading

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Are you a wart hog or a wart hoarder? Big dif 

Meanwhile, whatever happened to good old-fashioned ass-grabbing? ****************************** “High Energy, Low Caliber: The Donald Trump Story” and “Dumber Than W” are two possible titles I’ve got for a book I’m working on about our current president. ****************************** I’m uncomfortable when … Continue reading

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Strike a pious pose

Low libido runs in my family. I’m not quite sure how I even HAVE a family. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Never once as a child did I ever say I wanted to grow up and own a mansion, because I already knew the … Continue reading

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