Monthly Archives: September 2017

THE FAMILY ALBUM: The Coo Coos

Today is the 97th wedding anniversary of my great-grandparents, John William Garrett Clary and Mary Belle Jones Clary.     I was fortunate to know both Grandma Belle and Grandpa Garrett.  Grandma Belle died when I was four but 49 … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Wrighting & Wresting

MIAGD: Make it a great day A day of playwrighting and wresting this vicious sinus bout that accompanied the sudden cold spell that arrived after days of temperatures in the upper 80s. It was too cold on the deck for … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A Perfect Friday Evening…

By 10:30 AM Friday morning I was seated at a table at Ghostlight coffee, working on several projects. Six hours later I was boarding the first bus on my return to Kettering. I spent 30 minutes chatting with Griffith and … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Research & Writing

MIAGD: Make it a great day My stomach and soul are benefiting from a delicious caramel cappuccino, and my muse has smothered me with inspiration and creativity. I am still stoked from an incredible business meeting last evening, and it … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Five hours

MIAGD: Make it a great day Since I was small I’ve only required minimal amount of sleep. 4 to 5 hours of sleep each night has always sufficed. During busier or stressful times I may need an hour more of … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Ignite

MIAGD: Make it a great day These memes are perfect for where I am in life, and today. No explanation needed.

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MIAGD: Atta boy, Clarence….

MIAGD: Make it a great day I love windchimes. Five windchimes surround my deck so I can hear them when I am outside, inside my study which looks out to my deck, and up in my bedroom which looks over … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Thank you….

Every September 26th I am reminded that IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE when I continue to read through birthday greetings from the previous day. I send my deepest, warmest thank you to each of you for each and every greeting shared via social … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Cheers to the good doctor

MIADG: Make it a great day This is my last official day of being 52. At 6:03 PM, Monday evening, Mother will call to officially sound off the starting pistol nudging me into my 54th year. September 24th has, for … Continue reading

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MIAGD: The Deck

MIAGD: Make it a great day It’s a warm, lovely day. I spent the morning attending to a few things around the house before breakfasting on the deck while the dogs guarded the premises against squirrels and rabbits.  By 10:30 … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Ghostlighting & Rejuvinating

I’ve been in creative dry dock for too long. Teaching is always highly creative but I’ve always needed the directing or writing outlet to keep me afloat. I thought being a work-from-home dad would allow me the luxury of staying … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Lunch & RiverScape

MIAGD: Make it a great day This morning I ventured downtown for some Chinese buffet at Liu Garden with my friend, Bill Impson. I decided to take in the beautiful day, the familiar warm, breezy late September weather, the Great … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: There’s No Business Like Show Business….

There’s no business like show business Like no business I know Everything about it is appealing, Everything that traffic will allow Nowhere could you get that happy feeling When you are stealing that extra bow. There’s no people like show … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Sunday…. and we’re off….

It’s 10:25 PM, Sunday night, and my day that began at 1:00 PM is finally complete. I love these long days exhausting though they can be at times.  Once I get started the momentum only increases.  By 9:00 PM I … Continue reading

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MY DAY: 2nd Street Market

I spontaneously decided to adjust my working space around 9:30 AM. Within 12 minutes I was in the RTA 17 heading north to downtown Dayton followed by a nice leisure stroll to Dayton’s 2nd Street Market. I found a table, … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: Tell The Story (Diction on stage)

MIAGD: Make it a great day …TELL…       …THE…       …STORY… That’s the most important thing we do as musicians, actors, dancers, sculptors, painters, poets, authors and all the components of the performing and fine arts. … Continue reading

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MIAGD: With heartfelt thanks….

MIAGD: Make it a great day He was a small kitten… just barely eight weeks old… he had more photographs on social media than probably any other kitten…  yet he seemed to pull folks together from all corners of the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Saturday of Seuss & Spaghetti

It’s nearing 7:00 PM and despite the sadness of last night, I can say this has been a beautiful day. I putzed around my study most of the morning, accomplishing precious little, but I can say I managed to get … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Pythagorean Pets

MIAGD: Make it a great day “Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.”  – Pythagoras Just after midnight, we finished burying Flanagan in the back yard beneath the elevated bird bath that is used to hold baskets … Continue reading

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Our little pal…. Flanagan

I wrote a Facebook post on Flanagan’s page regarding his current status at 9:30 PM. I went to hold him before we headed up to bed and within 15 minutes our little fellow passed away. We had him only one … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Nursing

I’ve always admired nurses and those who take care of loved ones on the home front.  A hometown family friend, Gloria, has been nursing her husband and this week, as I’ve adjusted to including nursing Flanagan throughout my day, I’ve … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Growing up with neighbors

I was so lucky to grow up in the neighborhood I did, and with some of the greatest folks for neighbors.  On the opposite corner of our block lived my mother’s parents, and even their neighbors were still dear family … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A positive thought…

This is correct. However, we should maintain positive thoughts from the moment we wake until the moment we close our eyes. Think positive thoughts. Breathe positive thoughts. Communicate positive thoughts. Live positive thoughts.  

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MY DAY: Parades, Pupils & Patients

Labor Day in Kettering, Ohio means two things: Kettering’s Holiday At Home Festival and Alter High School’s Alterfest. I love this holiday, perhaps, more than any other except for July 4th.  Labor Day in Kettering brings together members of the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Brotherly Love

Since Flanagan’s accident Thursday morning, Neko has been the ever loving and attentive big brother. Every morning when we come downstairs to great Flan, Neko hops into KICU (kitty ICU) to love on Flanagan and to groom him. Oh, yes… … Continue reading

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