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Video Review: Laurel Has No Subtlety

Friends, I recently competed in my first ever solo jazz contest. Heartland Swing Festival, also known as the Collegiate Jitterbug Championships, caters¬†specifically to¬†amateur competitors. This was my first year to attend this event after hearing about it for four years, and I came in swinging hard. My arms. And legs….

I Did the Charleston and Was Applauded Like a Ballerina

It must have been October last year when my father, a professional pianist and ragtime expert, asked me it I’d be interested in dancing during a concert. The Tulsa Children’s Museum wanted him to be a part of their Family Concert Series: Ragtime Family Concert with Donald Ryan on January…

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Printable Valentine’s Day Card!

Prove everyone you know wrong: You’re not a complete robot. The very first downloadable, printable Valentine’s Day un-greeting card is available in the shop right now. Be the people in your life friends or lovers, all will appreciate the effort you put into handing them a physical Valentine. You had…

Hitting the Holidays Hard Part 1

Petunkalunka the Online Boutique is finally back online! You can finishing your holiday shopping! Let the heavens rejoice! After months of trying to get my hosting service to cooperate with me, the website is finally back up and running. I can access this here blog. I can update photos and…

The Future is Now

I generally resist setting major resolutions for New Years’ due to a poor track record. Follow-through and I are frenemies (one of many reasons why I am not good at sports, though I enjoy casual participation). Now when January 1st rolls around I write down a list that I carefully…