Tag Archives: courage

There’s something in my eye. Don’t look at me. Just read this email from a reader

Hey there Gentle Reader, I received this email recently, and, well, it really touched me. May have tugged at my mean old heartstrings a little, dang it! Asked the writer for permission to share it, and she said yes, so … Continue reading

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Sir, that’s a negatory. We have a no-go on tours, repeat, that’s a no-go

Told my ballet teacher no. Ok I’d like to be able to say it was a loud and firm You’re-not-the-boss-of-me style no. But no. It was more of the timid no-if-that’s-ok?-with-you sort. Ok, see, we’re in class, and he’s really … Continue reading

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Adult Beginner Does Not Cry In Class

After what is becoming the typical class/no class dance with Sazerac, (me waving my hand and shouting, “oh! me! memememememeee! I want class!” and then no one else responds and class is cancelled), I looked through my list of local … Continue reading

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