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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