Monthly Archives: April 2013

AADD Day

Monday was my AADD (Adult Attention Deficit Disorder) Day.  I generally have 2-3 a month where I simply cannot focus on what needs to be accomplished that morning, mostly writing and/or research.  For the longest time I cursed AADD Days because … Continue reading

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At the beginning

Sunday, with the exception of spending time with the Pollocks at the 1913 Dayton Flood exhibit and presentation, was low key. This week is not a low key week with a heavy teaching load of prepping prospective drum-majors and middle … Continue reading

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1913 Dayton Flood presentation

Attending a 1913 Dayton Flood presentation with Quintin, Joanie & Brian Pollock; hosted by a member f the Oakwood Historical Society. Great photographs from the disaster. Tons of information on early Dayton that is really interesting. Dayton really was a … Continue reading

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Best High School’s in the USA

This was an interesting study.  This is the list of U.S. News Best High School Rankings.  The first few schools, at least through #6, seem to be charter schools. As for Ohio, I was surprised by the rankings for Best High Schools … Continue reading

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Sinus Saturday

I watched CAROUSEL until approximately 4:00am and fell asleep immediately upon its conclusion. By 7:15am, the fury trio wanted their breakfast. It’s 8:00am and I am ready for more sleep. My head aches, and my body seems to be in … Continue reading

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CAROUSEL

I fell asleep and woke at 2:00am. Let the dogs out to potty and discovered PBS is playing Live at Lincoln Center: CAROUSEL, starring Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Jason Danieley, and Stephanie Blythe. So impressive.  The voices are incredible.  The … Continue reading

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Friday evening

Quintin is spending the weekend at a teacher’s house, watching her dogs and house while they are attending her daughter’s college graduation. I thought about going to SWEENEY TODD this evening, but I am feeling a little under the weather. … Continue reading

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Salsa That Brings A Tear To Your Eye

Gone are the days of walking around Kroger with a cook book in my cart, borrowed from the book aisle, figuring out what I need for recipes.  Today, I whipped out my iPhone and looked up ingredients for salsa. I’ve … Continue reading

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Beautiful morning

What a beautiful drive it is to Ankeny middle school this morning. The sun is shining brightly and everything about the world seems to be green with specks of reds and yellows and oranges and blues poking out from the … Continue reading

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Last Wednesday of April…

Next Wednesday will be May 1st – May Day. Where did April go?  It seems as though April just began, and now it is wrapping up.  Time does not hold back.  When I was in kindergarten, I can remember thinking, … Continue reading

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Midnight meeting

A full, wonderful day of teaching.  Two new students today, two new ones for Wednesday, and one new student for Thursday. Around one o’clock this afternoon, Flyer indicated that she wanted to join me for my nap.  Rarely has she … Continue reading

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Flyer: Status Update

Monday, April 15: Noticing Flyer is losing weight. Has a healthy appetite and drinks a lot of water; has been enjoying the nicer weather and exploring the back yard more.  Tuesday, April 16: Flyer seems to be sleeping more, except … Continue reading

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A day for Flyer…

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Endings… and beginnings…

This is a rather strange place to be. As Flyer, my dog of nearly twelve years, continues the dying process, I know this chapter of Flyer and Me is coming to a close.  I am also pondering the fact that … Continue reading

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Bath time

This morning, and this afternoon, Flyer had a seizure.  I am adjusting her insulin per the vet’s instructions, and we will see where this takes her. I decided that today was probably a good time for her to receive a … Continue reading

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SWEENEY TODD at Centerville High School

Normally, when I see a production, by the end of Act One I already know what I am going to write in my blog assessment. Last night, I went to see Centerville High School’s production, SWEENEY TODD, with my son, … Continue reading

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

In 1997, when I was in New York City casting/directing THE WIZARD OF OZ, the producer wanted me to see Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Broadway.  Ugh.  For me, the very idea sounded like Chucky Cheese with music. I … Continue reading

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Let there be wind…

 Beautiful, sunny day with tons of wind!  The wind chimes and howling wind are non-stop in their symphony, and the birds seem to be receiving a boost in their flight.  The plastic deck chairs seem to be playing Chess or … Continue reading

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Humanity

From DLJH’s iPhone “Make it a great day!”

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Dayton Air Show’s GREAT WALL OF FIRE

For some reason, I find this particular event, sponsored by Vectron’s Dayton Air Show, a bit disturbing.  I seldom get agitated by certain things, but this is just wrong. The THE GREAT WALL OF FIRE states: The reenactment is intended to help … Continue reading

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New mower

Went to Lowes’ and Walmart, and Walmart had the better deal. The Murray mower I bought is great with uneven ground. It doesn’t have the lever to propel it forward but is still a nice mower. Front yard finished by … Continue reading

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One of those days…

Last Friday, I learned the three boys I was hoping to adopt decided they did not wish to leave their friends, and foster family. I knew this was a possibility, but the final realization was a little sad.  In many … Continue reading

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Friday…

Tis a dreary day in the Miami Valley, but the sun is trying to fight its way through the clouds that have this constant look of “I’m going to rain on you any moment.”  Don Bennett commented earlier how green … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Spring

One of the things I love most about living on Shroyer Road are all the sounds that echo around The Haasienda, especially during the Fall and Spring. The windows are open, a breeze continually choreographs the dancing curtains, and the … Continue reading

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Today’s passings

Today brought announcements of two well m own women who have died: former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and legendary television and motion picture screen idol, Annette Funicello. When I was growing up in the 1960’s and 1970’s, I was … Continue reading

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