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BestNecklaceDon’t air your dirty laundry–my mother’s philosophy
Let it all hang out–
my generation’s philosophy
my grandson’s generation’s philosophy

Welcome to DIRTY LAUNDRY, a place to let it all hang out.


I write in the laundromat

I write in the laundromat.
I am a woman
and between wash & dry cycles
I write.

I write while the beans soak
and with children’s voices
in my ear. I spell out words
for scrabble while I am writing.

I write as I drive to the office
where I type a man’s letters
and when he goes to lunch
I write.

When the kids go out the door
on Saturday I write
and while the frozen dinners thaw
I write.

I write on the toilet
and in the bathtub
and when I appear
to be talking
I am often writing.

I write in the laundromat
while the kids soak
with scrabbled ears
and beans in the office
and frozen toilets
and in the car
between wash & dry.

And your words
and my words
and her words
and their words
and I am a woman
and I write in the laundromat.


35 responses »

  1. Great job on the site, we book marked and will enjoy it for years.

    Thank you!–MS

  2. You’re Bookmarked! 🙂


  3. Wow! Marcy! After you left a comment on my blog I popped over to yours to see what you’re all about and I’m so intrigued! I’m just getting started trying to get published, and have been thinking about trying my hand at erotica. I’ve been a subscriber to Susie Bright’s online journal for years, and have written personal erotica for friends and lovers, but haven’t tried getting published. I’ll definitely be bookmarking your site. 🙂
    Take care – Laurie

    Glad to have you on board, Laurie. Thanks for your comment. Susie and me are old buddies.

  4. Chris from iYankees stopping in. I like your blog. It’s very diverse. Erotica and baseball? You know I’m stopping in regularly from now on lol.

  5. Hey Marcy, I have tagged you on my blog –

    I won’t be offended, however, if you choose not to play along, I just don’t have many blogs I read regularly that I could pass it along to! 🙂


  6. Hey Marcy! Been a while 🙂 Excited for the 2008 baseball season?

    I’ve got a new post that I thought you and Daryl would find funny.

  7. Marcy,

    By the looks of your blog … you’re of my kind … eclectic to the Core.

    Keep on truck’n. 🙂

    Why, thank you! I am definitely eclectic. Keep comin’ back!–MS

  8. Nice blog. Idk what to say about Girardi so far. I think he’s made some mistakes but he’s smart and shrewd and will learn from them. Torre said he thinks Girardi will get better with time too.

  9. Hi Marcy:

    I responded to your comment on my blog – check it out. I’d love for you to be able to find a great critique group like the 2 I belong to.

    Cool site – glad I found it. And I agree with a previous poster – very ecclectic.

  10. Hello Marcy,

    In the process of randomly exploring various WordPress sites to find some good formats, I came across your blog.

    I was just about to report back to my 2 writing buddies about your clean, easy-on-the-eyes format, when – whaddya know – when I scrolled down, there was your mention of my fave (and terribly under-rated) player Jorge. Yeah!

    And I laughed out loud at your comment about people’s reactions to hearing about female baseball fans. I’ll be peeking in, from now on.

    Thanks, Marcy.

    Hello, sister Jorge-lover! You have excellent taste and baseball savvy. Thanks for your comment about my site–I can’t bear blogs with nine million squares of text and pictures–too distracting and overwhelming for my already addled mind. Good luck in your designing.–MS

  11. Hi lady – I tagged you again… you’re going to start thinking I need to get out more often and make friends. 😉 At least this one’s on a different blog!

    The more tags the merrier!–MS

  12. Hi, Marcy! I popped over to your blog because you wrote a comment on mine…and found out you’re a baseball fan like I am, except–dare I say it?–I’m all about the Red Sox. Oh well, our relationship was nice while it lasted!

    Seriously, thanks for the comment and I hope you’ll check back sometime. Always great to meet another writer, a baseball fan, and a fellow baby boomer! Oh, I plan to respond to your comment and give you a couple of URLs where you can read more about the problems at New Concepts.


    Thanks for the info and for stopping by my blog. As a Bronx baby, I understand why you won’t be coming ’round anymore. Enjoy next weekend; I will!

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog/journal. I very much enjoyed reading yours – I kinda feel like we’re kindred spirits in some ways. I’ll be back! ~~Kath~~
    PS Did alpha inventions get you some readers?

  14. What a beautiful blog! It’s been a while since I’ve visited. I found you on the Well’s blogroll (you still over there? it’s me, sooz) and will now subscribe.

  15. Nice to meet you Marcy. Thanx for your comment on my blog.

  16. Hello Marcy,
    I just recently read your book, Perfectly Normal. I could not put it down, you are an excellent author. I tried to search to find out how you and your children are doing now, but your website on Tripod has not been updated in several years. Please email me if you get a chance, I hope things are well.


  17. Thank you for writing. Personal email sent.–MS

  18. I’ve seen your other website topics as well and I can say you’ve obtained fantastic concepts. Retain it up!

    Obtained fantastic concepts? Retain it up? The English language gets stranger and stranger.–MS

  19. Marcy,

    If I could write as well as you, this would be my blog. My belief set aligns with yours to an astounding degree.

    May I link to you in my blogroll?


    PS – This could be the only time you see me go “out of character”, so don’t tell anyone.

    You are funny. I knew there was something more there. Of course you can link to me.–MS

  20. Hi Marcy,

    I’m contacting you via your blog to update you on your book, SEX FOR THE CLUELESS. If you can, please e-mail me back since I could not find a usable e-mail address for you.


    Tula Batanchiev

  21. Hi! I could’ve sworn that I left a comment somewhere on your blog but am unable to find it. Chalk that up to excitement. Are you THE Marcy Sheiner, editor of Herotica? If so, I tip my hat to you as I LOVE the series and your insights were very meaningful to me as an aspiring author.

    If I am wrong, forgive me, since I have fallen for your blog :).

    Hi Coco. I think you clicked “Like” on one of my posts. Welcome, and yes, I am indeed the editor of four of the Herotica books. Thanks for the kudos. I checked out your site, and now my mouth is watering for French toast and other delicacies.–MS

  22. Hi Marcy,

    This is one of the things that I love most about technology, the ability to erase boundaries. How else would I have found you? 🙂

    I loved your Introduction to Herotica 4 and 5 because I found your observations insightful and revelatory. “The largely unchartered landscape of female desire…” What we choose to reveal in our writing is as much a statement about the sexual and political atmosphere of the day as it is about our interior desires. I am happy to see the ties which have bound us disintegrating.

    Your perspective incited me to explore what is less politically correct and more taboo. In other words, to dig deeper for what is true and feel the sense of liberation that comes from freeing my Voice. Undoubtedly, this has long term implications for my work, providing a broadening of depth and scope. I cannot thank you enough for that.

    I am unclear if the Herotica series is done, say it isn’t so :). I am rooting around for some compilations to submit to. In any case, I would be honored if you would read some of my work and give me some feedback at your leisure. I am working on a book of Lesbian Erotic Fiction. My email is

    Wishing you much peace, success and prosperity in 2011.

  23. are u the marcy from babylon hs

  24. Yes I am the Marcy from BHS. Are you the Moe who was in my Sr. Chemistry lab? The fun funny guy?

  25. Why don’t you write me something? The submissions tab is at the top of the page.

  26. “Dirty Laundry,” what a great name for a blog.

  27. I am researching blogs prior to starting my own. Yours is very enjoyable and matches the style I would like have. My topic is somewhat different but I am glad to follow your blog.

  28. Hi Marcy. I noticed your tiny comment at penman ‘right there under my comments. You said “Right ????”
    I am new here and have to apologize to a few people. I was frustrated that things were not working, meantime It was all my own fault. I saw your link and clicked here to find myself amazed at how good your writing is and it is also humorist, captivating a reader all the way 🙂 So I bookmarked here and grateful to read all this.
    Until next time. Cheer’s

    I still have a long way to go in terms of learning my way around
    This place taught me not to be impulsive and to always be nice.

    Wishing you the very best

  29. AntWrite: I have no idea what you’re talking about. But as far as always being “nice” on WP or elsewhere–hah! Not I! I’m sure there are a few bloggers out there who’ll vouch for an occasional insulting comment from me. Anyhow, if you’re reading this reply, please post your URL. Clicking on your name took me to some irrelevant page.

  30. Oh, oh how I love this. Thank you. We are cut from the same cloth.

  31. Hi Marcy.

    My name is Kevin Gillespie & I live in Wales, :). Pleased to meet you. :).

    I am now Following your Blog, :).

    Your ‘About’ was the BEST that I have EVER read. 🙂

    Best Wishes. 🙂

  32. Wow! Thanks, Kevin from Wales!–MS

  33. Great site, Marcy. Loved the poem. I hale from old England; a tiny market town called Driffield, and I do most of my writing in a tiny box room that the estate agent’s call ‘the third bedroom’.

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