Monthly Archives: February 2012

Darren Paquin: An OUTLINE for living…

I am sitting in my study, as I do four days a week, writing.  Each afternoon through mid-evening I teach private lessons. But prior to teaching, I have three-scheduled hours of writing time, cheerfully followed by errands, and household chores. … Continue reading

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Advocates: Teens in foster care need a place to belong

Wonderful article on teens in foster care… Advocates: Teens in foster care need a place to belong

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Morton: ‘Willie’ was second Lincoln child to die young

From The Northwest Herald… Morton: ‘Willie’ was second Lincoln child to die young

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A beautiful February day…

Navi, Chief and Flyer were not about to rouse themselves at 5:00am when The Haasienda began stirring as Quintin showered, and readied himself for a 6:00am rehearsal prior to the MEPA/Bellbrook HS competition. After Quintin left, Mother and I talked … Continue reading

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VLADIMIR KANEVSKY'S PORCELAIN FLOWERS IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

VLADIMIR KANEVSKY’S PORCELAIN FLOWERS IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Beautiful…  

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Planets Align: Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars & Moon To Appear February 26

From The Huffington Post… Planets Align: Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars & Moon To Appear February 26

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Inspiring Stories & Quotes

Some very empowering stories and quotes… Inspiring Stories & Quotes

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Create Your Own Miracles

Some great items here… Create Your Own Miracles

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…Why We Love Dogs…

Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be.  ~Holbrook Jackson The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.  ~Mark Twain, letter to W.D. Howells, 2 April 1899

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…Before the sun is up…

My alarm went off at 5:10am.  I squinted through very eye-lids to see the bathroom door closed, and heard the sound of water smacking against the bathtub… whew… Quintin was awake, and showering.  I smelled coffee I knew Mother was … Continue reading

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Theatrical Structure Explained

Producer: Leaps Tall Buildings In A Single Bound Is More Powerful Than A Locomotive Is Faster Than A Speeding Bullet Walks On Water Gives Policy To God Director: Leaps Short Buildings In A Single Bound Is More Powerful Than A … Continue reading

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…Wet Dogs…

The dogs are all bathed for their presentation for Queen Grandma who will visit this weekend. The last time I bathed the pups, they were not thrilled, and I figured I would have a chore on my hands getting them … Continue reading

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…Presidential Funerals…

Video clips of presidential funerals from William McKinley to Ronald Reagan, in order of their presidency.  

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…Earliest recordings of Presidents…

This is believed to be the oldest known recording of any U.S. President. It was recorded on an Edison wax cylinder sometime around 1889.

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…Frost/Nixon…

“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.” – Richard Nixon This morning, while relaxing, I watched the movie, FROST/NIXON (2008), starring Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, and directed by Ron Howard.  I … Continue reading

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…Washington Elementary School…

For some reason, I always associate President’s Day with several of my Washington Elementary School teachers.  Washington Elementary School, located on the West side of Elwood, Indiana, was built in 1894.  My great-great aunt, Florence ___ Barmes, was one of … Continue reading

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…39 Years of Collecting Lincoln…

Since March 1973 I have collected books, and other Lincoln memorabilia.  My most prized possession… the bust of Lincoln given to my by my uncle, Ron Barmes, 1973.  Another is a framed card de visite of Mary Todd Lincoln – … Continue reading

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…WWII Photographs…

My grandfather, Leroy Barmes, enlisted for WWII, and was stationed in Florida when he contracted Rheumatic fever.  He had been studying radio operating with the Army-Air Corps up in Wisconsin. Here are some of the nurses and soldiers at the … Continue reading

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…Contents from a Jewelry Box…

While going through several boxes of items belonging to family, especially my grandparents, Leroy & Donna Barmes, I came across the jewelry box containing some neat items…. The locket contains two photos I’ve never seen.  The top photo is of … Continue reading

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…Winter Percussion Season…

Quintin has been enjoying his time with the Fairmont Winter Percussion ensemble, which has been sweeping up contests, left and right. Here is a glimpse of Quintin’s primary love at the moment.  Several of the photographs are courtesy of Patti … Continue reading

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…Little Eddie…

Edward Baker “Eddie” Lincoln (March 10, 1846 – February 1, 1850) was the second son of Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln. He was named after Lincoln’s friend Edward Dickinson Baker, and the youngest Lincoln son to die.  Eddie died one month … Continue reading

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…All Men Dream…

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may … Continue reading

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…To Post, or Not To Post…

Thursday, a Facebook friend sent me a private message. “Several of us think you post too many things on Facebook. It gets old reading all your posts. Why don’t you only post the most important things.” I had to laugh … Continue reading

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Cottage Courier

In This Issue From the Director Modern Slavery Exhibit Survivor Goods Specialty Tours Interview with Brad Myles Upcoming Programs Cottage Conversations March 15 Stephanie McCurry April TBD All Programs: Reception – 6:00pm Lecture – 6:30pm Tickets: Lecture: $10 Reception & … Continue reading

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Human Race Theatre 2012-2013 Season General Auditions

The Human Race Theatre Company 2012-2013 Season General Auditions General Auditions for Adult Actors (ages 16 +) General Auditions for Young Actors (TBA) Adult Auditions: Dayton, Ohio – Plays & Musicals Saturday, April 21, 2012 (10-5pm) – Musicals or Both … Continue reading

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