Monthly Archives: October 2017

MY DAY: Clyde

Meet our newest family member, Clyde. He’s a three year old ball of tabby fluff with the sweetest personality and as chill as Neko. Clyde arrived at The Haasienda this last Friday and has bonded nicely with Neko who has … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Onward…

MIAGD: Make it a great day I’ve been busy with research and writing and cramming it into every scheduled and spare moment. I’ve included two to three more hours of sleep time but I seem to hang on to the … Continue reading

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MIAGD: That Can of Potatoes

MIAGD: Make it a great day One of the most critical areas of being an adoptive parent is to help our damaged children begin, or continue with the healing process.  Sometimes, we never even make a dent in the can … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: The Roosevelts

I watched Ken Burns’ THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History when it first came out a year or so ago.  Since it’s premiere, I’ve kept often kept it playing in the background of my study as I work.  There’s something soothing, … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The new week

It’s 9:45 PM and I am heading up to bed.due to some students out of town for fall break I was done by 7:15 PM this evening; Due to some students out of town for fall break and some others … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Generational Maturity

A previous evening there was mention of lessening maturity with our young folks. I hear it, a lot. I read comments about “this current generation,” a lot. The funny thing is I heard it while I was growing up, not … Continue reading

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MIAGD: On a campus

MIAGD: Make it a great day There’s nothing more invigorating than to be in a location where learning and exploring is so inviting. I’ve been on Wright State University‘s campus since 9 AM for two meetings. Now, I am heading … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Eleanor Roosevelt

October 11th is a day to celebrate a great United States citizen who was the First Lady of New York state and our nation, humanitarian, columnist, author, United Nations delegate, and the niece and goddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt

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MY DAY: Catching Up

I feel as though I am a slinky finally coming back together after several long days. What fun I’ve had these past several days seeing several shows, an excellent movie, long-distance work with a potential collaborator, and working with some … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: From England & India to The Heights of NYC

The three Melins, Nicole, and her sons, Ian and Beck, my students, got to see just what a typical Saturday with me is like. We started at Old Scratch Pizza for an early lunch.  I always have a great experience with … Continue reading

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MIAGD: A Salute to Tomatoes

MIAGD: Make it a great day I’ve never been a true fan of tomatoes.  Never. I do, however, love ketchup, salsa, marinara, sauces, and other tomato products, but fresh tomatoes have never been a part of my diet if I can … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: A journey through Legendale

WATCH: The Human Race Theatre Company: LEGENDALE begins. I took a journey through Legendale. And, I really want to go back. My friend, Bill Impson, will be taking his sixth journey through Legendale this afternoon. I am very jealous. Legendale? … Continue reading

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MIAGD: It’s October, Charlie Brown!

MIAGD: Make it a great day LISENTING:  Eric Whitacre’s OCTOBER It’s October 1st. Several days ago we officially welcomed fall.  Since Labor Day folks have been talking about it being autumn but until September 21 arrives, it’s still summer. I … Continue reading

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