Monthly Archives: January 2018

MY DAY: The country needs you, Harry Truman

When I was in 5th grade, my maternal uncle, Ron Barmes, gave me an 8-track tape player and several 8-track tapes.  My favorite was CHICAGO’s Chicago VIII, 1975. “Harry Truman.”  That was my favorite song and I listened to it … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Mary Belle Jones Clary

Forty-nine years ago today, my great-grandmother, Mary Belle Jones Clary, passed away. I remember clearly coming through the front door with Mother.  The phone was ringing and Mother hurried to answer it.  She was carrying her “fall” – hairpiece – … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: “Slipped the surly bonds of earth…”

I had my general music students in the high school’s library to complete a project. I caught several teachers gathered around the television in the audio-visual room.  After investigating, I called the students over to watch the event. “I can … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: Dayton Theatre Guild’s STELLA AND LOU

All I knew about Bruce Graham’s drama, STELLA AND LOU, was that television great, Rhea Perlman starred in the original 2013 Northlight Theatre production in Skokie, Illinois.  My reason for going to see Dayton Theatre Guild‘s production was to watch … Continue reading

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OF INTEREST: Erma Bombeck

When I was in third grade I went to Mother’s bookcase to select more mature reading because I had exhausted all of my interests at the school and public library. Erma Bombeck? The titles sounded fun and the cover’s artwork … Continue reading

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MIAGD: The Season of Complaining

MIAGD: Make it a great day We just finished the Season of Thanksgiving and the Season of Giving.  Some will begin preparations for the Season of Lent.  As the studio revs up its busiest season each January it turns into … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Ahhh… what a Friday!

It was a perfect Friday and I don’t think I could have made it any better. Thursday night I had dinner with my dear friend, Mark Monroe, and took the wrong bus home resulting in 3,000 steps. Perfect. Friday morning … Continue reading

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