Category Archives: Dancing

Don’t be a scroogy sultan


I don’t have a high opinion of religion in general. I see it mostly as a tool used by the “Elite” to control the masses and obfuscate true spirituality. It distracts with rote and ritual. It puts so many layers … Continue reading

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Holidays, flash mobs, and belief


1. I love Flash Mobs. Such sweet, joyful, surprises they bring unsuspecting passerby all over the place. Well, in the west at least. I wonder if they ever perform in the near east? 2. Sharia has so many laws against basic … Continue reading

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Some West Coast Road Songs


All of Me – John Legend, Lindsey Stirling All She Wants to Do is Dance – Don Henley A Moment – Bitter:Sweet American Pie – Don McLean Anything Can Happen – Ellie Goulding A Rose in the Wind – Anggun … Continue reading

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Rambulations and Dreams


1. Can’t get to Facebook, the Sims 3 forum, or my own email today.  It’s very sad. 2.  A Muslim man, an immigrant here from Iran, who’s acquaintance I’d made and who was disappointed in my being married for some reason, once … Continue reading

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Broadway Broad Day


1.  Gee that spelling looks foreign this morning. 2.  Ahem.  I wake up, right in the middle of a good dream because something keeps knocking at my brain.  Before I go insane, I hold my pillow to my head and … Continue reading

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New Year


Happy New Year everyone!  What did you do? I redecorated my aquarium and terrarium… (The dome in there to right is to protect some tropical seedlings I’m getting started in there). …and then Jeb and I went to the Seattle … Continue reading

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Featured Author: Debra Kamza/ Ampbreia Weiss


My friend, fellow memoir writer, and survivor of Iran, Lori Foroozandeh, interviewed me about my two books on her blog, named after her book, Lori’s Song.  Check it out.  And please check out her story as well. Featured Author: Debra … Continue reading

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Aki Con 2013


Aki Con wasn’t so great this year.  Not enough to do to keep us busy the whole time and only one room for anime viewing.  One!  And they only played really violent ones and only in Japanese with subtitles.  *SIGH* … Continue reading

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What a weekend!


On Friday evening we went with my daughter and hubby and the grandkids to the Halloween Haunt at Hamlin Park in Shoreline where there were games, stories, hay rides, and trick-or-treating for the little ones: This is Vanessa being Merida … Continue reading

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Morning rambles


1.  The kitty brigade, Phoebe and Cole, who were totally aloof to me the night before last, wanted to help me sew last night.  And by “help” I mean playing tag in the huge hoop skirted ball gown I was trying to … Continue reading

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