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2017 Cup of China Free Dance

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Welcome to the 2017 Cup of China ice dancing free dance! This time, it’s a chilly Sunday afternoon. I really need to go make a cup of tea, but I can’t wait to see Papadakis and Cizeron, so let’s get started! As I mentioned in the short dance post… I have a harder time talking about ice dancing because I …

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2017 Cup of China Short Dance

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Welcome to the 2017 Cup of China ice dancing short dance! So, I’m sitting home alone on a cold, rainy Friday night watching figure skating on YouTube. Draped in a blanket. Clutching a mug of chai. Some would think this is less than ideal for a Friday night, but I’m right where I want to be. A quick note on …

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Skate Canada 2017 Men’s Free Skate

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Welcome to my coverage of the Skate Canada 2017 men’s free skate! Still no wine, but that’s because it’s only 12:30 in the afternoon. What am I, an alcoholic? I am committed to being deeply unhealthy so far, since I had a lemon-filled donut for breakfast. Hopefully watching these athletic dudes will spur me to get outside and go for …

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Skate Canada 2017 Men’s Short Program

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Welcome to my coverage of the Skate Canada 2017 men’s short program! No wine this time, damn it, just a big glass of water. But you can’t have big glasses of wine every night or you’re just a fancy alcoholic. I have to say, the men are probably my least favorite of the four figure skating disciplines (sorry, guys). But …

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2017 Rostelecom Cup Pairs Free Skate

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Here we go with part two of my pairs skating coverage from the 2017 Rostelecom Cup. I am really digging getting back into skating. I’m also digging my big glass of red wine, but hey, the two are not mutually exclusive. You’re probably not curious, but in case you are, this is what I do when the hubby’s at work. …

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2017 Rostelecom Cup Pairs Short Program

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You guys may or may not know that I used to be a figure skating nut. This was back in the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding days. I lost touch with it during college, but recently realized I miss watching it. Like, a lot. Writing is very two-dimensional compared to skating. I love watching skating because it’s so immersive. It creates a …

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2016 Wrap-Up

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Happy New Year’s weekend, everyone! Welcome to my year-end wrap-up, along with a few recommendations for amazing stuff to watch and read that I discovered in 2016. Although this year kind of sucked for obvious reasons, it wasn’t all bad. Here’s the proof. On to the wrap-up! In 2016, I published: The Dante Deception (thriller, Natalie Brandon #2) The Carmelite Prophecy …

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The Dante Deception – Chapter Five

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April 1973 Moscow, U.S.S.R. Stepan Lazovsky put on his overcoat, slipping the second button through the first hole. He fastened three more lopsided buttons on the way to the stairwell. In exactly two minutes, Vakhan Zyuganov would walk past the rear entrance to the General Staff building. They’d greet each other with surprise and shake hands. Stepan would ask the …