One Day (6881-6884)

This is another blog I’m going to get in under the wire. It was one of those days where I questioned my commitments about every second of the day. I offered to host a small dinner gathering for Lara Michaels, a New York pole instructor who is in town to teach at Vertical Fusion. I […]

Check Me Out (5485-5519)

Tuesday is my new favorite night. With the opening of Vertical Fusion in Boulder, I have a place to take lessons and grow as a dancer. I’ve been taking pole technique classes, often starting over at the beginning to get back up to speed and feel confident again. The lights are up, the classes are […]

Maximum Adaptability (4778-4776)

It’s a slow news day which is good. I’ve been extra angsty but I managed to work it all out and now I can focus on the things that matter, like how stupid my dog is. I caught him doing this today. Maybe it’s because his water is too low. Danes need to have their […]

And one time, at pole camp (pt. 2)

My second morning of the Vertical Fusion Pole Retreat started with paddle board yoga. I’ve done it once before in Mexico with Cushie and our instruction consisted of the guy handing us our gear and pointing us at the ocean. The rental was for two hours but after about 15 minutes of trying not to […]

And One Time, At Pole Camp …

Lonny has been very concerned about what’s happening at pole camp. Most importantly, he is worried that we won’t set up the pole. And wouldn’t that be so embarrassing for us (and disappointing for him)? I think his imagination kind of ran away from him when I told him that we were going to spend […]

Taking Steamboat

Hey everybody! I’m at a retreat! I haven’t been on a retreat since I was 18 years-old. Why the 23 year hiatus? 1) Several years of repeated attempts to brainwash me and extort free underage child-labor kind of left a bad taste in my mouth, and 2) This is the first retreat I’ve been invited […]

Twenty Pole Dancers Walk Into a Studio (4460-4497)

As you may or may not know, I hosted Marlo Fisken while she was in town teaching pole workshops. Having a nice guest room has its’ benefits, I get to meet all kinds of interesting people. Lemony was very excited to have her teach at Vertical Fusion. “You want to take her class, Viv. Marlo […]