Monthly Archives: June 2016

MIAGD:  Vacation begins

MIAGD: make it a great day The next ten days it’s writing, gardening, dogging, and more writing. This morning did not commence with any of the goals.  In fact, it’s been one of the laziest mornings I’ve known in a … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Embrace “change”

MIAGD: make it a great day  Too often, we cringe when we think of any comfortable part of our lives experiencing a change.  It’s common. Like so many others, I am not always up for change, but, most often, in … Continue reading

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MY DAY: DCI season

Ahhh…  It’s been several years since I’ve attended a DCI (Drum Corps International) contest, and last night’s trip to Dublin Coffman High School on the Northwest side of Columbus, was even more thrilling because one of my kiddies was marching. … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Hello, Tuesday…

MIAGD: make it a great day Ahhh… The weather is absolutely gorgeous, and the gentle breeze is lacking in any substantial humidity.  It is nearly time to teach, and just as I hated leaving the deck at 12:30 AM, I … Continue reading

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MIAGD:  When time seems to stop

MIAGD: make it a great day   “It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born, and was always his treasure and pride; but it stopped, short, never to go again,  when the old man died.” … Continue reading

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MIAGD:  Keep growing…

MIAGD: make it a great day Be the locamotive, and keep charging ahead.   I’d never known this quote until this morning.  I love it. 

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MY DAY: 8 hours of social studies 

It was a humid, event-filled Saturday, and so enjoyable! One of my 7th grade piano/saxophone students, Ian, who hopes to one day play in the Carillon Park Band (originally the NCR Band founded by Clark Haines, and now under the … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Beautiful Saturday

MIAGD: make it a great day The morning is absolutely perfect! The weather is extremely comfortable on the deck.   The birds are jammin’ in the trees.   A dog, somewhere in the neighborhood, won’t shut the hell up.  My … Continue reading

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MIAGD: 3 months to go 

MIAGD: make it a great day  Three months to go.  Just three months.   It’s June 25th.  It’s Laura Parker’s birthday.  She’s exactly three months, to the day, older than me.   It’s Debbie Allen’s three month birthday, or the … Continue reading

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MY DAY:  Finishing up Friday

In a few hours I shall be writing my morning blog, MIAGD.   Friday has been finished, for me, at least, for several hours, and my tired, achy body is a testement to the success of the day’s completed chores.  … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Drum Corps… And they’re off!

I was first introduced to DCI, Drum Corps International, in 1979.  I was absolutely blown away! It’s been 35 years since that summer, and I am still as excited, and awed as I was that first summer.  So many advancements … Continue reading

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MIAGD:  Be a Child

MIAGD: make it a great day “Life is a banquet and most sons of bitches are starving.”  MAME No. 1  Always, always be curious.  Always thirst for more knowledge, not just from books, but from the world around you.  … Continue reading

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MIAGD:  Friday, June 24

MIAGD:  make it a great day It’s moving in on 8:00 AM, and it’s difficult to predict what this morning’s weather will produce.  A steel-blue sky, a cool breeze, and maple leaves turned to gather moisture.   I have so … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Energy on Thursday

I love still having an abundance of energy as I approach my 53rd year.  I turn 52 in September.   By 10:00 AM, I was on the road to North Dayton, while chatting with Mother, for some business at ACTION … Continue reading

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MIAGD: The Wallop!

MIAGD: make it a great day We had two storms move through during the slumber session, and from all indications, the sky is demonstrating further meteorological productions.  Last night’s storms were truly grand productions.   There was drama.  Yes, it … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Oh, my goodness!

Shirley Temple Whoa!   Oh, my goodness!   That storm packed a punch with an outstanding, continual light show, and thunder galore!   I stepped onto the front porch and my front yard looked like a strobe light fest: blinking … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Storms

MIAGD: make it a great day The general sunny buoyancy that has appeared most mornings this past week is replaced by an anxious buoyancy as storms have been in Tissot paid for today.  The heavier breeze is cool, but comfortable, … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Tuesday

MIAGD: make it a great day It’s Tuesday, which, to my summer schedule, means it’s Thursday.  Two very long days of teaching, and then it’s off for three and one half days of fun adventures.  It’s almost 9:15 AM.  Ready, … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Father’s Day 2016

It was a nice quiet Father’s Day dotted with several backyard projects, lots of reading and documentaries, and my pups.   The weekend was relaxing, and fulfilling. A few frustrations with the lawn mower, but other than that, it was … Continue reading

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MISGD:  Make Monday as bright as Friday

MIAGD: make it a great day  So many folks seem to live for Friday, pushing through Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday simply to arrive at the Friday afternoon destination: The Weekend.   I’ve always found this concept interesting.  It’s much … Continue reading

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MY DAY:  Thursday with a twist

Thursday is winding down.  It was a day filled with a tremendously wide range of activity.  While I don’t feel much was physically accomplished, my brain was on overload, and an inner workout was begun, resulting in some very thorough, … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Blaming other parents….

Blaming parents during a tragic time seems to be the latest social media fad. It sucks! There’ve been a number of tragic scenarios where children were endangered, or died, and other parents have jumped on a band wagon of blame … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Thursday….

MIAGD: make it a great day It’s a beautiful Thursday morning here in The Miami Valley. The lengthy, heavy showers that claimed most of Wednesday have ignited a growth spurt for flowers, plants, and my ever growing grass.  The day feels … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Rain & Rainbows

It’s 9:10 PM, and the sky’s still clinging fiercely to the daylight.  The evening’s glow is magnificent.  A full day is nearly done, and what a day it’s been.   Students in the morning, followed by a Carillon Park concert … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Wednesday morning

MIAGD: make it a great day The weather seems to be battling an identity crises this morning.  The sun rose with seeming little effort, yet, there have been several quick, light sprinkles the past hour. Sunshine and clouds have been … Continue reading

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