Monthly Archives: July 2013

MY DAY: Signs of affection…

The past few days have been incredibly moving with the outpouring of affection shown Flyer, and me.  I look at the collection of flowers, cards, books, Bills Donuts, Killer Brownies, emails, Facebook posts, and private messages, and am touched, even … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Moving on…

The Pines called this morning to let me know that Flyer has been cremated and I can pick up her ashes any time. I decided it was a good time for a family portrait.  The Kids were troopers, and behaved … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A touching note from a former student…

Dear Darin, I can see you are being swarmed with many beautiful condolences at the passing of Flyer. I hope I am not burdening you with more email but I wanted to send my love. When I first met you … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The Pines

Around 5:00am, Monday morning, Chief alerted me that something had changed with Flyer.  I was in one twin bed, and Chief and Navi were snuggled in the other.  Sure enough, Flyer’s breathing had changed.  I snuggled next to her, continually … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A letter from a former student

This is a letter from a former student: Mr. Haas, When I opened up Facebook this morning and read Flyer had passed away I rose from my desk and closed the door so band students wouldn’t see me crying as … Continue reading

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MY DAY: One wild and crazy… Steve Martin

I learned Steve Martin was coming to the Fraze Pavilion, and had been wanting to go.  I met Mr. Martin in 1992 or 1993 at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art as I was viewing Degas paintings.  The man … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The Last Sunday in July

This summer, as is generally the case, has passed by too quickly.  I missed having a small out-of-town adventure, but with Flyer’s unpredictable health it would not have been prudent. The end-of-summer activities are in full swing: cross country runners … Continue reading

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