Author Archives: Marcy

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days, and writing my memoirs. I am a teacher and writer living in Connecticut.

It watched me like a hawk

I spied a huge hawk and turkey vulture in my backyard. Phone in my pocket, I crept back there for a photo. Hawk tore into the nasty remains of a baby raccoon I had seen it guarding two days earlier. … Continue reading

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Play Tennis

Why are we here? (Rhetoric.) Is Prince Hamlet well? (Non sequitur.) Summoned from oblivion, entrapped in a play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern play Questions, trading their tennis shots, sometimes slices, sometimes smashes. What does it all add up to? (That is … Continue reading

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Fitbit to be Tied

I was only two or three minutes into David Sedaris’s piece about his love for the Fitbit when I knew I had found it — the new gimmick that would motivate me out of my lethargy and get me moving … Continue reading

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Piranha

Little fish circled our feet. “Piranha,” a local man said. We laughed, offending him. We tried to explain: No discordant violins played as a horror scene turned red. Our apology lost in translation, we watched and hoped they wouldn’t take … Continue reading

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Beyond 101 Things: 13th Quarterly Report

13th quarterly report: April – June, 2014 It was a slow spring, but I had a blast with a Gargle Blaster, a bash on the Brooklyn Bridge, and a smash at a charitable tennis tournament. Plus, who wouldn’t want to … Continue reading

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Yeah Write Interview Series

Thanks to yeah write for featuring me in their interview series. yeah write is a great community for “writers who blog and bloggers who write.” Who’s on fourth: yeah write interviews Marcy of (Don’t Be) Too Timid and Squeamish Places … Continue reading

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Where Harry Met Sally: That’s All.

With a love of romantic comedy and cured deli meats, there was a natural spot for me, Sally’s spot, where they hoped I had what she was having. I didn’t, but corned beef and a day in Manhattan were good … Continue reading

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Gurgles at the Engaged Encounter

  When the priest raised sexual relations, my fiance’s intestines gurgled. Other couples turned and stared, so of course we giggled. The priest reassured us; some couples find this awkward, but he didn’t hear the ungodly sounds coming from my … Continue reading

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The Filipek Tennis Tournament

Photos from the 2014 Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament at Copper Valley Club (Scroll to the bottom to see thumbnails of each image) It was my pleasure to be a part of the Filipek tennis tournament this year. The … Continue reading

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A Shutter’s Click

Sometimes, in a shutter’s click, the camera sees all the way through, while life swirls around, a coursing river of distraction, and the child keeps changing, sometimes distant, deceitful, yet that moment remains, a record of grace, a testament of … Continue reading

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