Monthly Archives: January 2014

MY DAY: An Die Musik

Happy birthday, Austrian composer Franz Schubert, 31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828. In 1985, my voice teacher, Mary Hagopian, introduced me to this beautiful hymn to the art of music. An Die Musik is one of the best-known songs by Schubert. Original German English … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Dog-tainment

I almost hate to leave for the middle school to teach saxophone, this morning.  The pups are in full entertainment form, and Chief is delighting in every moment of it. Each time I get out of bed in the middle … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Wednesday morning

I returned from Beavercreek High School’s show choir rehearsal at 11:00 PM, Tuesday night.  The students worked hard, and grabbed on to the techniques I encouraged. The Trio von Haasfur was eager to see me, and I was so thrilled … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A cold week

The past several weeks have yielded some interesting weather for the Miami Valley.  A lot of snow, and some tremendously cold days.  This morning, area thermometers read between -13 and -8. I’ve made a lot of chicken vegetable soup over … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Grandma Coo-coo

Today, in 1969, 45 years ago, my great-grandmother, Mary Belle Jones Clary, died.  I got to know this great-grandmother, and spent a good deal of time with her.  Grandma Belle, for me, was known as “Grandma Coo-coo.”  In fact, they … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Grateful for cold-weather

I know the title probably sounds bizarre to many of my friends here in the Midwest, especially when the thermometer reads 8°. While I am not overly fond of cold weather, I cannot dismiss it entirely. In fact, I am … Continue reading

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MY DAY: One month of heartbreak

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” – Winnie The Pooh It’s been one month since the heartbreak of losing Navi began. The house has resumed ringing … Continue reading

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