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Color Guard: Just a Little Out of Place

Time for another Minnesota Brass update. Ever since I started this adventure about six weeks ago, I’ve felt out of place. I still do. And that’s one of the reasons I think I have to keep doing it. Last week the entire color guard was supposed to come. The veterans

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Where Do You Stand?

Several weeks into my adventures with Minnesota Brass, I’ve realized that where I stand during practice really matters. When we do across-the-floors, my first instinct was to get at the end of the line. Then I realized that when my turn came, I was passe-ing and chasse-ing and jazz-running across the floor

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How Bad Do You Want It?

That’s the question you always have to ask yourself when you say you want to do something–whether that something is writing a book or joining a color guard. Older Daughter bailed on practice this past week at the last minute. Why? Because she was going out to dinner with a

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A Slight Change in the Rules

Maybe you saw my post last week on joining the color guard of an all-ages drum corps. I’m going to post each week, I think, on my (possibly brief) adventure there. I need a name for this series of posts–something to make them sound funnier and more relevant than they

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Risking Foolishness

One of the things I really want to do in my writing is take risks. I want to be knowledgeable about the marketplace and the “accepted” topics and approaches in kids’ writing, and I want to have a career as a children’s writer, but I also want to risk foolishness

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