More apologies - what is it this time??

Hey friends, colleagues, followers, Pokemon with internet access, frenemies, and other.

As I alluded to previously, there have been some major changes in my personal living situation. I promised more articles to follow soon, but I've been hit by a Chicago-summer driven inspiration to go outside and enjoy every minute of the 3 months of glorious weather that we get. On the bad side however, these summer nights have been interspersed with major setbacks.

Because of all the construction going on at my place, in order to accomodate the area being worked on, I've had to move my computer and workstation around no less than 5 times - the least glamorous of which being when I sat on the floor, straddling my office chair which served as a tiny ineffectual desk for my monitor, cradling the keyboard in my lap while my wrist hyper extended unnaturally to manipulate the mouse resting on the floor.

As it turns out, the repeated jostling of my half decade-old computer eventually caused a total loss of data, despite the noble attempts of my IT support friends. And while this was a huge bummer, at least my computer was working. In fact, in addition to erasing all my raw dance video footage, mp3s, my art files, and half-page starts of various books I had planned to finish by "the end of the year," the factory reset purged my computer of all malware, viruses, and other bloatware. It was running along faster than it ever had in recent memory.

So one day I boot up the computer. You know that feeling when you think you lost your cellphone, but it turns out it's just in your hand? But you still have that 10 seconds of pure unadulterated terror before you realize you have nothing to worry about? 

Yea, that didn't happen to me. I got the screen of death. Computer goes kaput. No more nothing. Total hard drive failure.

I hold myself to a really high standard. As I am typing this post from my undersized tablet/laptop hybrid that doesn't function well as either, I have already resigned myself to the fact that there will be a few low quality posts in the meantime, at least until an actual computer materializes before me.

And although I got the old computer for free as part of an educational grant that I was awarded, the next computer I buy is gonna cost me at least a few dollars. If you want to help DanceWorkBalance but don't have the dollars to throw at me, consider doing your Amazon shopping through my affiliate link. Anything purchased through this link won't cost you anything extra, but Amazon will generously give me a fraction of what you spend. Remember to simply bookmark my Amazon link to keep supporting me in the future with your purchases.

I'm not slowing down, I promise.

Sorry for the recent lack of updates. Between the "construction" that is being performed in my house (it's a lot more destruction so far.) and a wicked case of food poisoning that left me toilet bound for days, I haven't prioritized getting on the computer to do some publishing. I've still been writing however, and once my life regains a modicum of normality, there'll be a couple articles that go out quickly.

Also a little good news: The Dance, Work, Balance team is expanding! I've been in talks with a few other authors who are willing to share their expertise with you guys. Keep the page bookmarked and subscribe to the email list to stay up to date with our new projects.

LAST MINUTE free class tonight (5.31.2016 8:45 Central)

Sorry for the last minute announcement - I spent the long weekend in Detroit, got back late last night and didn't have a chance to make a full post with images because everything I own is in one tiny room. Long story.

All excuses aside, I'm inviting everyone to join me as I teach a free choreography class tonight on Periscope at 8:45 Central. Find "DWBalance" or search #danceworkbalance to get that free training opportunity! 

The video will be available for 24 hours.

A legend lost.

At just 57 years old, musical prodigy and legendary performer Prince passed away this morning.

Prince's musical style blurred the lines between rock and dance music, as it is a unique sound that drives my creativity like so few other artists are able to. I had choreographed to both "Little red corvette" and "Wanna be your Lover," and I have no excuse to choreograph to two more songs, both of which have been on my choreo playlist for years. I regret never seeing a live performance by the 7-time Grammy Award winner and Rock of Roll hall of fame inductee.

Thank you Prince, for everything you've done for the arts. The musical world is emptier without you.