8-19-2015 Steppers Beat

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By Markie Bee The Steppers Beat


Will The 50 Survive?

Written by Markie Bee on March 25, 2016.

I guess I didn't pick the best day to comeback to writing... By now you probably know there was a shooting at the 50 Yard Line last night. There was a shooting there in 2011 but who knows - in this day and age it could spell the same fate as the Shrine (which was closed after a shooting).

I know it's been a long time since I wrote anything in this column but I figured it was more important to work on my health than write about steppin. Some positive things have been happening in my health battles. I have been checked in every way shape and form to see if I had any form of cancer. I'm happy to say I'm clear.

They've checked my heart (inside and out), found a small problem right now but those things can be fluid. I'm on meds for that. As far as my emphysema - well I've quit smoking and am on oxygen but I've been cleared to travel (in May) so you know I'm going to be at Stepaganza. 

If you haven't noticed I have a brand new smile (thanks again VA).

I've been to a few sets but I've found taking public transportation with an Oxygen tank kinda sucks so I'm limited to those sets where people can give me a ride to the set. Yes I live in the city on the south side so it's not hard.

While I've been indisposed; I've had my hand in a few things (just not too much). I've been doing a fair amount of reading and I'm going to tell you about that real soon because I feel what I've read can have an impact on the growth of the steppers community.

You'll see soon enough! Stay tuned! Same steppers station. LOL

***UPDATE*** The 50 will re-open on April 4th according to the owner.


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