Monthly Archives: January 2013

Presidential Sites

I can never get enough of presidential or White House history.  97% of my Netflix rentals or instant watches are of documentaries – mostly having something to do with presidential or US History. This morning, I made a quick list … Continue reading

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Snarling snow…

As I was leaving the house at 8:05am for the grocery and the middle school, the snow had just begun to fall.  Two miles later, a few blocks from Kroger, I thought I had been transported to the Upper Peninsula … Continue reading

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Reading & Research…

I am working on a new theatrical project about Mary Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln.  I love being surrounded by all my books on Mrs. Lincoln, and President Lincoln.  They are like old friends.  Some I have had since the … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day

It is exciting, thrilling, inspiring, patriotic, and at times, capable of watering the eyes a bit.  I love the pomp and circumstance, and the pageantry.  When the former presidents and first ladies descend the stair case to the main inaugural … Continue reading

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Beavercreek Show Choir Invitational – Friday Night

Home from a wonderful afternoon and evening at Beavercreek High School. I was so excited to see so many folks I normally don’t get to see, except during show choir season, and I got to judge some pretty impressive middle … Continue reading

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Why The Arts?

“The arts aren’t just a career, or a fun night out, they’re a mode of thinking which can help us find new solutions to problems, and equip us for an unknown future. Creativity and the capacity to innovate are really … Continue reading

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Wolff’s famous Beef Manhattan recipe

In Elwood, Indiana, where I grew up, my next door neighbors, early on, were Dutch & Kate Wolff.  Dutch owned a restaurant and bar, Wolff’s.  One of the most popular meals was the Beef Manhattan.  Quite often, someone in the … Continue reading

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CRAZY FOR YOUr new look, Muse Machine!

Sunday afternoon, Quintin and I attended the Muse Machine’s 29th student production, CRAZY FOR YOU, and were pleased to be surrounded by good friends. In December, I was invited to the closed performance featuring all the understudies, and loved every … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre History on YouTube

Someone posted this collection of musical theatre offerings from 1909 – 1999.  Some really great things.  

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GANGSTER SQUAD

This afternoon, Quintin and I saw GANGSTER SQUAD, and we both loved the movie.  It really had some great moments, and some funny ones, as well. GANGSTER SQUAD is secret crew of Los Angeles police 1949 officers led, by two determined sergeants, … Continue reading

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Saturday…

Friday night was enjoyable, and relaxing… a delicious dinner at Oinkadoodlemoo’s… some groceries… some videos… and home to relax.  Quintin’s movie selection was THE TRAITOR.  It was what it was, but there were funny moments that did crack me up. … Continue reading

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Adoption video….

This is such an incredible, inspiring video…

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CRAZY FOR YOU at The Victoria Theatre

The Muse Machine’s production of CRAZY FOR YOU, featuring some of the best teenage talent in the Miami Valley, runs Thursday (tonight) through Sunday afternoon.  I saw the understudy performance in mid-December and it was outstanding.  Director Joe Deer and … Continue reading

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A quiet January morning…

It has been a rather quiet morning of reading/research, and working on various little tasks.  Now, it is time to grab something to eat and prepare for six hours of teaching.  I have no idea what is on the menu … Continue reading

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