Non-Fiction, Personal

Dinner, Dancing, and Remembering the Titanic

You are cordially invited... On Saturday, April 9th, 2016, I'm pleased to announce I will be participating in a very swanky and unique event. Midwest-located lovers of history and/or the 1997 James Cameron blockbuster film will be pleased to discover that there is a special re-enactment dinner taking place at the Al Ringling Mansion in Baraboo,… Continue reading Dinner, Dancing, and Remembering the Titanic

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Life Goals (Great and Small) For 2016

A Non-Comprehensive List I understand I'm well over two months late for New Year's Resolutions but WHAT CAN I SAY I like goals and lists so here we go! In 2016 I will be attempting to... Stay active with exercise and other activity - yoga, stretching, body weight exercises at home, and dance (ballet, ideally). Even though… Continue reading Life Goals (Great and Small) For 2016

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“Oh, Kiddo!” – Remembering Nan

"Now tell us your name." "My name is Alyson Grauer." "Hmmmmmm." I stand still, watching Nan peer thoughtfully at me behind her owlish glasses. My classmates are silent, listening, watching. I know I'm not supposed to feel nervous, but being on the spot in front of Nan is inherently an intense place to be. This… Continue reading “Oh, Kiddo!” – Remembering Nan

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Messina3004: A Dystopian Adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing

"You're doing a dystopian Much Ado?" Yes. Yes, we are. Now, I know what you're going to say... "We may as well put Twelfth Night on the moon! Or Romeo & Juliet in a pet store!" Well hang on a second. Give me a minute to explain. This isn't as ridiculous as it sounds. Or, wait. It's exactly as… Continue reading Messina3004: A Dystopian Adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing

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The Big New Year’s Announcement Post for 2016!

Happy New Year, everyone!!! Here we all are in 2016, a futuretime beyond our wildest imaginations where terrible things are in the news every single day and our student loan debt continues to threaten to devour us just like Artax in the Swamp of Sadness. And yet also in this futuretime we have some pretty badass… Continue reading The Big New Year’s Announcement Post for 2016!