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Life

On First Solos and Slow Learning

My first real burlesque solo: three years in the making.

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Music

Record Machine: Off The Wall by Michael Jackson

With what would have been Michael Jackson’s 55th birthday approaching on August 29th, let’s talk a little bit about his first solo album that is considered separate from The Jackson 5: Off The Wall. Released 34 years ago on August 10, 1979, it is a magnificent production.

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Life

My Kitchen, My Kingdom

When (food) magazines want to show you the happy togetherness of cooking together, they show you a huge kitchen with many people making even more food. When you want to hurt me and make me uncomfortable, you can use the same image. Get out of my kitchen.

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Travel

Why I Went to Europe Alone

I have just returned fromĀ a two week-long trip to Europe. I went alone. When I told people that I was going alone, I got a lot of shocked responses. Many cannot comprehend why anyone would want to take a vacation by themselves, much less so far away and for so long.