Monthly Archives: July 2019

THE FAMILY ALBUM: Planning a funeral & remembering to laugh

This past Friday, while my sister and I had some alone time with Mother, we discussed her funeral and burial wishes. Mother was very matter of fact about what she wants. I was commissioned by Her Admiralty to write her … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Technicolor memories

JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT. This young man, wearing a dream coat, did a fantastic job as Joseph. I am so proud of Hunter Dale in this role. This is the first time I have had a private … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The Perfect Lunch

I pulled into my driveway around 6:45 AM, this morning. I carried in a doggie bag containing half of a huge slice of lemon cake from Shapiro’s Deli on Meridian Street, downtown Indianapolis.  In my refrigerator was a pizza from … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Music for Independence Day

Independence Day, July 4th, 2019. Three legendary musical pieces are always at the top of my favorites: I first heard the Wilhousky arrangement of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” at The Elwood High School Variety Shows in the late … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Mr. Lincoln walks alone…

Mr. Lincoln walks alone… Stacey Goecke captured my good friend, Bob Koogler, who has portrayed President Lincoln for nearly thirty years. When I first moved to Dayton, Ohio, Sarah Koogler was the very first person I met. In 1996, I … Continue reading

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OF INTEREST: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

Once again, my neighbor lady introduced me to another mind-blowing movie, far from the concert halls of Pavarotti and into the rounded farming ranges near Los Angeles. Watch the video, first… Wow!  The film is incredible. And, this interview is … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: PAVAROTTI

My neighbor lady, Kay, asked if I’d like to go to The Neon Movies to see PAVAROTTI and I cannot think of a better way to spend a summer weekday afternoon while I am not teaching this week. I knew … Continue reading

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