the shimmying writer

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Behind the Scenes

It reminds me of the ways people used to react when I announced that I wanted to be a writer as a teenager. “Oh, so you want to teach English?” was the standard reply, or something similar about working for a newspaper, becoming a journalist.
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Doorway of Dreams

As a young reader I had a bookmark which read, Dare to dream the impossible against a glittery backdrop of Pegasus in flight. When the bookmark wasn’t wedged be...
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Audition Season

Several weeks have passed since this October’s production of An Evening Unveiled, the twice-yearly show presented by my dance school, Orlando Bellydance. As dar...