My Favorite Marin Mazzie Performances

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For the faithful followers of my blog, you know that I’m something of a Broadway nerd. And the Broadway community lost one of its power players last week. Marin Mazzie was a talented force to be reckoned with. She lost her battle with ovarian cancer without my ever having been able to see her live, but I’ve been listening to cast recordings with her on them for years. So in her honor, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Marin Mazzie performances.

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Why I’m Excited To Go Back To School

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I’m back! Summer break is over and it’s officially fall for all of the students and teachers going back to school. For those of you who don’t know, my day job has me teaching history to middle schoolers. And though I miss my summer break fiercely, there are some reasons I’m excited to be back.

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Sensitivity Reader

Coming off my summer hiatus to seek some help…

I’ve written a novella that’s a retelling of Aladdin, featuring two American Muslim protagonists (as well as a Muslim antagonist). They’re lax in their religious beliefs to varying degrees. I’ve tried to be as respectful to the culture as I can, but I’d love a sensitivity reader because I want this done right.

Since Write In The Margins no longer has its database, does anyone know where else I can look for a reader? Thanks!

Things to be Doing OTHER Than Writing a Blog This Summer

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I’m a teacher, so I always think that summer break is going to be easy and relaxing and very not busy. Just over a week in and, once again, that assumption has proven false. I wanted to warn my faithful followers that my blogging is going to be intermittent this summer. Here are just a few of the (fictional and not) reasons why:

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The Perfect Musical Cast Recordings For Summer

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We teachers are entering into our summer breaks (hooray!), and I am more excited than ever. Here in upstate NY, we’ve already encountered our fair share of warm days. Sometimes the only thing that gets me through a day like that is a wonderful Broadway cast recording. So here are my favorite summer Broadway listens:

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