Put on your Dancing Boots

A couple of months ago, I returned to country western dancing—line dance and two-step. Now I remember why I love it so. Dancing has always been a part of my husband and my creative eclectic repertoire. I’ve danced since I was a little girl, and then I fell in love with this Texan. My husband was …

The Dance of Delight

The genre of memoir captivates me and the desire to push forward in exploring this style steadily grows. Yet, I have so much to learn about writing that at times my mind enters a temporary paralysis of thought: fiction techniques to enhance my nonfiction, writing a nonfiction book proposal…the list seems endless. I must resist the …

“Mental Monsters Crushed”

Once again, I want to thank Slam Dunks for his encouraging and memorable metaphor "...crush a few of those mental monsters lingering around." I did it! Last Tuesday evening I danced with my daughter in front of people.      For any new readers, you can read the original post at "Will Dance for Comments."  I look …

Will Dance for Comments Part II

I did it..went back for some more! Yesterday's dance rehearsal pleasantly surprised me going better than expected. As fellow blogger Slam Dunks so poetically put it, I was "able to crush a few of those mental monsters lingering around."            I thought about this creative quip while ascending the stairs of the Cedar Street Performing Academy.            …

Will Dance for Comments!

JoDee Luna: Performing arts coward. Needs reason to dance other than fulfilling her dreams. Terrified of public stages but will dance for blog comments. Due to appear on her birthday in a jazz/swing number at the Cedar Street Theatre. Only supportive friends and family welcome (or total strangers I will never see again).     Pathetic, I know, but there it …

Day 25 “Homespun Creativity”

Ok, I've hit the wall! Daily posting proves rigorous for this full-time teacher and at times I will miss the mark. The posts will still be numbering although they will not coincide with the day's date. I am also working on categorizing them better for finding past favorites. With that said, here is day 25 a little late:   …