Tuesday, June 26, 2018

I just said a sentence that ended with...

"...from Christ the Redeemer 
to the nuns, 
including the elf. 
Thank you, baby."

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wonderful Deathless Ditties

Good Boy Kitty

This morning I was out on the porch having my coffee. Next door, Lili was also out on her porch having her coffee, and I saw her big gray cat saunter over and sit next to her. Lili patted his head and stroked him between his good boy ears, and good boy kitty rubbed his good boy head against her. Such a lovely, soothing and sweet sight to see on an otherwise fraught summer morning in the city; what a good boy kitty.

I don't know that gray cat's name, and that's why I say he's a good boy, because Lili also has another cat, a whitish fluffy flufferpuff whose name is "Cleo! Cleo no! Cleo, come ON. Cleo come here! Cleo what are you doing? Cleo! Cleo? Cleo. Cleo! CLEO."

Cleo don't give a fuck.

I for one am having a hard time right now, and in Cleo terms, I feel like knocking every glass off every table and peeing in your shoes. As such, I'd just like to say a sincere thanks to all the coffee, lovely neighbors, and good boy kitties out there making it possible to stay reasonably sane in Donald Trump's America.   

Sunday, June 17, 2018


I've always been enchanted by the idea of a Frog Prince. Louie is the second creation in a new family of dolls that I'm calling Royal Street. This guy is made from neckties mostly. I don't have much left of this soft white bolt of fabric! I'll have to look for more, because I love working with it. I have about six of these pewter buttons that look like flies. I'm so glad I kept them, because of course Louie needs such a beautiful piece of bling. He's the Fresh Frog Prince, y'all.


Louie is for sale! Email for details. 


You guys, this band called Kuinka (formerly Rabbit Wilde) will be at Brighton Music Hall (formerly Harpers Ferry) on Saturday night. I, Michelle DiPoala (formerly Lexi Kahn), might go.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Geoffrey Boy

Don't you love the way big birds strut around? I'm making some little birds too, of course, the kind that look like if they come alive, they'd hop about like chirpy little city birds. But when you look at a guy like Geoffrey here...well, when you're this proud a bird, one simply does not hop. Geoffrey Boy's got a strut. He is the first creation in a new family of dolls that I'm calling Royal Street.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

RIP Anthony Bourdain

Saturday, June 9, 2018

I don't understand what the pineapples are for.

The Facebook Messenger app has all kinds of stuff. I went with pineapples.

Currently Reading

Forged: Writing in the Name of God
it was amazing
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