News on John Mathe

Yesterday I visited Betsy’s John (John Mathe, seated on the scooter in front), who has been diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 colon cancer.  I know quite a few of you know him, as he’s been dancing for many years, so I am bringing you news about him.  John is now (and will remain) at Meadowbrook…

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What If The Game Won’t Win?

I’ve developed a habit of playing Solitaire on my phone every day via the app’s Daily Challenge.  As you can see, I’m doing pretty well, with an almost perfect record..ALMOST.  I’m having a great deal of trouble winning the Challenge of October 17th. No matter what moves I make, the game won’t win.  I continue…

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How Old Is Too Young?

In unpacking recently, I came upon a gem of an essay written by my younger daughter Kat (now 24 and a stellar dance instructor in her own right, as most of you know).  She had composed it in 5th grade, when she was 10 years old, a few months before this picture of her was…

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What’s This About A Cup?

I tend to be a gal who looks on the positive side of things, but it’s been kind of rough to do lately.  Too many changes, too fast…like who I’m living with (or not), and where.  I’ve been struggling as I’ve been processing over these last 18 months, and I was recently told I’m seeing…

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I Really Did Warn You…

My online lessons are a fantastic way to reach people anywhere, and are a complimentary benefit of anyone taking in-person classes with me.  They have been revamped, and the subscription fee is now per level of Beginner 1, Beginner 2, Intermediate 1, or Intermediate 2, with new passwords for each level.  For those of you who…

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I Have No Excuse

Meet Frank & Darlene, a couple who has been taking both private and group lessons with me for about a month.  While Darlene has had some dance experience, Frank has not, and Frank has a lot of negative “You Cannot Possibly Do This” tapes playing in his head from his past.  If you ever wonder…

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Resistance is Futile

I'm reading a novel which includes a bit on Mary, the mother of Jesus.  The characters, Miriam & Mary, were talking about when Mary was told that she was to be the mother to God Himself, while yet a virgin. "Miriam asked Mary,  'What if you had told the Messenger no?  What then?' "Mary spoke…

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What Do I Say?

In an attempt to ward off the Melancholy Monster, I’ll be brief.  Life has thrown more than a few plot twists at me recently, so much so that as I sit here, I wonder, what do I say?  I’m moving back to my Geneva home (which will remain for sale) this weekend, and will close…

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Demolition Has Begun

I live in a manufactured home community (well, for another 11 days, anyway) and it's usually silent around here.  This morning I woke up to the unmistakable sounds indicating demolition had begun on a home behind me.  I couldn't resist taking some photos (I'll upload them to Facebook soon) and was a little shaken by…

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