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A New Year, New Chances, New Goals, No Naps

Here I go again, always saying I’ll get back to blogging and to keeping up with things, and then life gets in the way and I feel like the only things I’ll have to talk about are my kids and what my kids are doing and getting my kids to eat new foods and my kids kids kids kids kids kids… 523 more words


It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Monday

First off, I need to stop abandoning my blog so much. I have so much mind dribble and it needs to go somewhere, so I’m not sure why I resist funneling it all into here. 349 more words


The Musician - FREE poetry competition!

Are you a musician? know someone who is? Tell us how they put your life in a tizz! Enter our competition the musician and maybe your poem will make it to first position!


By Its Cover

There are parts of writing and publishing that I love and parts I absolutely abhor. I hate writing a blurb (that handful of paragraphs on the back of the book that tells you, the reader, what it’s all about – without giving away too much, of course). 759 more words


DANCE IN CINEMA. MiNA Recommends: “First Position” (Part II)

Continuing our two-part review of director Bess Kargman’s extraordinary 2011 documentary feature “First Position” — about youth ballet competition, we resume with coverage of… 1,433 more words


Film Review: First Position

The Youth American Grand Prix is the world’s largest ballet competition that awards full scholarships and job contracts to dancers ages 9-19. Each year over 5,000 dancers enter the Youth American Grand Prix semi-finals held in 15 cities around the world. 603 more words


Bees, batching it, basic incomes, Confucius, and a brand new ballet

Sally’s tennis team made it to the state finals, which was in Greensboro this week. Of course we were proud of her, but also concerned, since this meant leaving Gabe and me, and the three cats and two dogs, to fend for ourselves for a few days. 1,033 more words