Category: General Posts

Living in the Limelight

Living in the Limelight

Opening Number Rockette-Style (circa 1984)

The lights dim. The audience quiets with anticipation. Backstage, Company dancers line up, waiting for the opening number to begin.

We are tip-toeing between the curtains in the wings so as not to be heard in our tap shoes. We whisper to each other, making … Read the rest

Struggle Properly – My Journey in the Salimpour Belly Dance Program

Struggle Properly – My Journey in the Salimpour Belly Dance Program

Dear Readers,

This post is a pretty big deal. I began My High-Maintenance Life in 2011 with a story called: “Disenchantment” or “Beauty School Wasn’t What I Thought it Would Be.” Since then, I have written about everything from my dogs having fleas to raising kids, to relationships coming apart and coming Read the rest

The Hipster Urban Mountain Man: A Mullet for the Millennium

The Hipster Urban Mountain Man: A Mullet for the Millennium

There is a current fashion statement that fascinates me greatly. I see it at restaurants, churches, festivals, the grocery store…just about everywhere I go. After careful observation, analysis, and bafflement (“Why?” I keep saying out loud. “I just don’t get the attraction to this exhibit.”). Then, one night while observing this … Read the rest

Belly Dancers Eat Cupcakes, and 7 More Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Us

Belly Dancers Eat Cupcakes, and 7 More Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Us

 

After my first belly dance class with one of Atlanta’s premier professional belly dancers, a surprising thing happened: she ate a cupcake.

One of my classmates had brought snacks to the three-hour workshop and set them up on the cafe tables in the back of our rehearsal room … Read the rest

My Breastfeeding Rant

My Breastfeeding Rant

This morning I woke up early so I could take my daughter to before-school chorus rehearsal. It wouldn’t have been so bad getting up an hour earlier than usual if I had actually gone to bed at a reasonable time. Instead, Albie and I stayed up watching Sisters – the … Read the rest