Monthly Archives: June 2005

Instructions For Life

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three Rs:· Respect for self· Respect for others and· Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what … Continue reading

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The Ball State Singers

The fall of 1964, I was born. Also that fall, the Ball State University Singers, the new “show choir” at Ball State, was born. When the Ball State Singers and I were not even teenagers, we met for the first … Continue reading

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Father Flanagan

One of my heroes of inspiration is Father Flanagan, the Irish priest who established Boys Town in Nebraska. Father Flanagan’s mission began with five orphaned boys and grew to become one of the most prestigious mission programs in the world. … Continue reading

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Mouse Trap

Late one Saturday night I heard a pair of footsteps bounding up the basement stairs. I looked up at the clock and figured a commercial had propelled them from the depths of TV Land. “Dad,” my sons cried. “There’s a … Continue reading

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Wilbur, Orville & Katharine Wright

I recently discovered this photograph of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and their younger sister, Katharine.

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The Wright Musical To Wright

The summer of 1999, I took off on a wonderful three week vacation which included Niagara Falls; the Trapp family resort in Stowe, VT; FDR’s Home, Hyde Park; New York City; Teddy Roosevelt’s home, Sagamore Hill; Montauk Light House on … Continue reading

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Lincoln Museum & Library

This Spring the Lincoln Library & Museum opened in Springfield, Illinois. Although I have not yet taken my sons to visit this magnificent place, I intend to do so by summer’s end. It looks incredible! If you have an opportunity … Continue reading

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My Girl

This is one of my favorite photographs – Mother and me dancing at my brother’s wedding. My mother was a tremendous enfluence on me as a single parent. Our birth father left us when I was eleven, and my sister … Continue reading

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Flyer

Top: FlyerBottom: Flyer with my student, Dan Moore I was not really looking for a dog, but for some reason, the morning of November 4, 2001, I scanned through the Sunday paper and jotted down a number. The gentleman gave … Continue reading

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Take ACTION with Adoption

In 1984, my step-father adopted my brother, sister and my self. What a lesson I learned about life – one man can love another man’s children enough to call them his own. Adoption was not unfamiliar to us growing up, … Continue reading

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Logan

Today is the eleventh anniversary of Logan coming to live with me. Logan was born in April 1994 to a family in Centerville. I really wanted a dog, but with my travels back and forth between New York and Dayton, … Continue reading

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Welcome To My World

Hello! My name is Darin Jolliffe-Haas. I am a 40 yo single father of two adopted sons, Matthew, 16 and Jose, 13. I am a playwright~composer~director and an educator. We live in a wonderful neighborhood in Kettering, Ohio, a southern … Continue reading

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