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No Words

Dear Constant Reader,

I’m not even sure how to start this. Our beloved Albert A. Cat died a week ago after three grueling weeks of illness. We kept hoping he would recover and did everything we could. In the end…

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Brief Update

Dear Constant Reader,

I’m sorry for the lack of missives, but my heart just hasn’t been in it. Our beloved Albert A. Cat is declining rapidly. We’re holding out hope for a recovery, but it’s emotionally and physically exhausting nursing…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s been a really rough week. Thank you to everyone who reached out in one way or another. I appreciate all your good thoughts and well wishes.

I’ve probably given you this tip in one form or…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Things are not so great right now and I wasn’t sure I could come up with a Friday tip. As usual Scratch came to my rescue with this one.

Hope for the best; prepare for the worst.

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RVA Burlesque Festival 2022

Dear Constant Reader,

At the end of March I attended the first ever RVA Burlesque Festival in Richmond, VA. I was so thrilled to be accepted — I’m hardly ever accepted to festivals, I knew four of the producers, and…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday! To some of you I wish a peaceful Good Friday and a joyous Easter. To others, Chag Sameach and a zisn Pesach! For everyone else, happy Friday!

It’s also traditionally tax day, so here’s a…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday again! Since I’m teaching a series of boa classes this month (Beautiful Boas, starts this Sunday!), I thought I’d give you a boa tip:

Want a big, fluffy boa without breaking the bank?

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s been busy! I had a couple of days to recover from the RVA Burlesque Festival last weekend, then last night was Burlesque with a Band. Tonight is Monster Truck Burlesque at Deacon Giles (it’s our…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! This is coming to you from Richmond, Virginia where I will be performing in the first show of the inaugural RVA Burlesque Festival tonight. If you’re in the area, check it out!

This tip comes…

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Review: The Burlesque Posing Guide

Dear Constant Reader,

I met Stephanie May of La Photographie Boudoir at Michelle L’amour’s Stripper’s Holiday a few years ago. Since then I was fortunate to have a virtual photoshoot with her. As a photographer, she wants you to look…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday! Time for a tip!

Don’t wait until the last minute.

Sometimes these tips are for you and sometimes they are for me…

These writings and other creative projects are supported by my 14 Patrons. Thank…

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Making Do and Mending

Dear  Constant Reader,

A few years ago I made a costume for the Historical Masquerade at Costume-Con 33. You can read all about it here. Short version: what if the Victoria’s Secret fashion show was actual held in the…