Wanna dance?


About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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46 Responses to Wanna dance?

  1. tazzielove says:

    I’m in! That was wonderful. 🙂

  2. FlaHam says:

    That makes me smile. Thank you so very much. Take care, Bill

  3. I almost didn’t watch this. I thought gee how boring this looks and then I just let the video roll and in a sec this became quite interesting. So many cultures with the costumes and some of the native dances. I really enjoyed this, Paulette. I have to wonder how in the world he was able to finance this project. It had to have been a fortune. Thanks for posting this.

    • I almost didn’t watch it either but the person who sent it to me rarely ever sends anything so… I loved it, seeing life, dancing, joy, happiness, all over the world. There are so few uniting neutral things in life. I’ve found that dogs/pets is one, dancing/music another. And, yes that’s a lot of traveling. I’d love to know the back story of its production and how he was able to do it. 🙂

  4. fournier0917 says:

    And why not…I have been since the age of eleven, taught to me by my favourite aunt, mother’s sister… forced into it to cheer us up at Christmas time, a month after my father had died. I like it so much I never stopped, and became a very good, and passionate dancer. Now that I gave you that bit I shall watch your Wanna Dance youtube, and probably be embarrassed for calling myself a good dancer. Jean-Jacques

    • I bet you’re a great dancer. And, my friend, what a great poignant start to this wonderful activity–after your father’s death. I can’t imagine a dancer from this origin being anything but perfection. After all, it’s the joy that radiates. You’d probably having a great time romping all over the world with this young man. 🙂

  5. gita4elamats says:

    Love it, I’m gonna trip the light, too! 😎

  6. fournier0917 says:

    Well as it turns out, not embarrassed at all, as this beautiful video was sent to me by someone who knows how passionate I feel about dance. It is just such a beautiful achievement thru a beautiful way on communicating.

    By the way, as an aside, father had taught dancing for Arthur Murray as a young man to earn money during his student days. So I guess it could be said it was in the genes.

  7. Alison says:

    Thank you for that sweet smiley few minutes. We both enjoyed it. *That’s* the world I live in 🙂

  8. seeker says:

    Of course, you lead. Thank you for bring this up again. Everytime I listen to the music, it just makes me feel good. Makes me so full of life.

  9. seeker says:

    Of course, you lead. Thank you for bring this up again. Everytime I listen to the music, it just makes me feel good. Makes me so full of life. Opsey, I shared it with someone not linking to you. My apologies, Paulette.

  10. Clanmother says:

    Fantastic!!! I am dancing…

  11. Oh how fun that was. I imagine what the world would be like for just an hour or two if everyone participated. We’d forget the differences, the hatreds, the pain. Just for short time.

  12. I LOVE ‘WHERE THE HELL IS MATT’!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 Great share Paulette! What joy around the world. 🙂

  13. lgyslaine says:

    I found great, this video 🙂

  14. Uzoma says:

    Love this, Paulette. It sure made me smile.

  15. I wasn’t going to make time to watch this when I saw how long it was but, with that bouncy little tune, and all the happy people, my toe started tapping…

    Thanks for the break in my day, Paulette, and the lovely smile.

  16. Angie says:

    I loved it!! How much fun would that have been!!! Tears of joy this time Paulette 😀

  17. This made us happy. Now let’s dance 🙂

  18. natuurfreak says:

    It was great and make me happy

  19. 68ghia says:

    Such a cool video P!!!
    Quite the pick me up 🙂

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