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--"Izzy, how did you start dancing?"

--"What got you into martial arts?"

--"What kind of dancer/martial artist/writer are you?

--"How do you deal with brain damage, bodily injury and 

     C-PTSD, yet still dance, write, train, live the way you do?"

--"How do you still find joy and beauty amidst pain and loss?"

--"Wow, you should write your memoirs!" 

    This Is My Story

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RAWWWWR! AHHHH... A Sidestep Into Snark to Set off Some Steam

I know the High School series and that transitionary phase into college weren't very long. Not compared to the gobs of posts taken up by that one bloody year in junior high. Not compared to the Dain Bramaged Memory series, which slid directly into my Drinking & Driving Season deluge.

Doesn't matter.

I need another palate cleanser. How 'bout you?

The following is my newest obsession. All week, I've been watching this thing at least once a day. For the artist-fighter-chick-weirdo with TBI and cPTSD...for the HSP whose energetic core is way too huge and inferno-esque for this one little body...this is how I feel the majority of the time I have to be in public for any extended period.

Especially Muggle public.

It is particularly potent right now when I am dredging up old things that require furious dancing. (I imagine that Rando Dude on Phone is her sensei who has charged her with 'neaking up on him if she can. Cuz...well...responsible martial artists don't condone attacking Rando Dudes. Even if they earned it because they're not rando. I do admit, the first time I saw this video, I fantasized about that moment as everything we'd love to do to our condescending, abusive exes/bosses/etc. Nope. No traumatic psyche damage in here at all.) 🤪😈🤪

Enjoy! I sure did. Do. I still do. Often.

(warning: a few flashies)


If you can relate: you're welcome.

Pew! Pew!


What I'm currently watching on 'Flix:

🔥🤘🔥 PHUCK YES! 🔥🤘🔥

So cathartic.


A wonderful little find that makes me happy.

It also makes me kitchen-dance like a goob.

As I was writing (fiction, not this stuff), I was searching for some theme music for a triumphant and possibly overconfident Eros, as he plots the match-making of Persephone & Hades.

Lo, I found this:

Did you dance? Did you wiggle? I did.

Want my whole Persephone & Hades playlist that I'm building?

It, too, makes me want to dance, as well as write.

Also. When did "clout" stop rhyming know..."work out"?


One of the most inspiring videos I've ever seen in my life:

I hope it inspired you, as well. Muah!



So much better. All righty. Time for FOOOOD. And another episode bursting with some of my favorite things: history, science, snark, neuro-stuff, language, evolutions, geekery, and profanity. The word of the day: DAYAMNNN!


UP NEXT: I'm finally ready to get back to telling you about my dance journey. To do that, we have to start with the touchy issues I was just about to unpack with my Baby Belly Dancer Days, when the world exploded with it on May 25.

--OR if you are missing the gap in the chronological timeline, here's where I had started getting into my tales of college where I officially got to study Dance, Theater, Language, & History.



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