Monthly Archives: March 2021

MY DAY: Re-learning the old

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MY DAY: Mid-day ghosts

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Monday morning post-time change

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday post forward clocks

If there’s one item I do detest, it would have to be the bi-annual time changes that slightly disrupt our systems. The fall-back change kicks my butt for several weeks. The spring-forward, not as much, barely. However, I am far … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Disney’s ~ The Gnome Mobile

This delightful movie, based on Upton Sinclair’s book, came out in 1967 and I believe we watched it the summer of 1968 at the Elwood Drive-In Theatre. I was confused because the young siblings from this movie actually lived on … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Vaccine No. 1

What a fantastic experience! Leaving The Haasienda was a bit of a chore! Chief saw me wearing jeans and tennis shoes and refused to come in from the deck! LOL! It was really kind of cute. I’m finishing up at … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The seasons are exchanging

It’s 9:45 PM and I’ve been sitting on the deck since finishing my last lesson that ended at 9:30 PM. I do find it funny that folks will countdown the number of days until the spring equinox, practically demanding the … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: You are what you feel…

“Some folks dream of the wonders they’ll doBefore their time on this planet is through.Some just don’t have anything planned,They hide their hopes and their heads in the sand.Now, I don’t say who is wrong, who is right,But if by … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: iCan

The older I get the less tolerant I seem to be with the “I can’ters” of the world who spend far more time bitching about what they think they cannot do rather than investing time to accomplish what they can … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Monday is done!

When I began this morning at around 5:00 AM, after a nature break, I feared I’d feel sluggish by mid-afternoon but I’m still running on some energy at midnight. I finished teaching my online classes at 12:40 PM and threw … Continue reading

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MY DAY: My handsome troubadour

Earlier this morning I could not locate any of the cardinals but at the close of one online class, I was summoned to the deck with my camera to find the crimson melodic belcher about 20 yards away. He gave … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Don’t cry over warm milk

Warm milk was a common staple in Carmichael Dining Hall in the Honors College Complex on the 1980s campus of Ball State University. The machines pumped out less than cold milk, every day, breakfast through supper. I was never a … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Ahhh… now, I get it!

I’m usually quick to pick up on humor but every now and then, something will escape my comprehension. Sometimes, it has been yeas for me to figure out a punchline or reference. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’s “Weekend Update” always seemed to … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: African Violets

My Grandma Donna and I left the Tway (Tradeway) store and walked across the covered opening into Carter’s Supermarket, two heavyweight shopping stores in Elwood, Indiana’s southern most shopping strip. Just inside Carter’s and against the large windows was a … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Mister Cardinal & blue skies

This was the first part of my morning while shivering on the deck, drinking coffee, and listening to this fine chap. Make it a great day even if you don’t have a cardinal and blue skies! It’s your choice.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: “Because there are people way worse off than you.” The West Wing Weekly Podcast

Since the moment THE WEST WING pilot appeared on television on September 22, 1999, I was hooked. Twenty-two years later, I am still hooked. And, thanks to Cheryl Dowd for recommending THE WEST WING WEEKLY podcast, my deep interest has … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Full moon fallout

I’ve a 30-minute break in lessons, the first long break since 1:30 PM, and it feels like the residual dragging from the recent full moon is having an affect on everyone. Fatigue is robbing students of their energy and singing … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: The love of dogs

So much has been written about the devotion and love of dogs that I don’t think much more can be written; yet, their love is so incredibly deep I don’t think enough can ever be written. I could write an … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Just a few more questions…

I grew up around the corner from my maternal grandparents, Leroy and Donna Barmes, who lived on the southwest corner of South A and 8th Streets in Elwood, Indiana, and at a very young age I began devouring every nugget … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Back to Monday

The windy 35- degrees doesn’t feel chilly but the dull grey sky gives the atmosphere a slight edge. It was such a nice relaxing weekend, four days of restructuring, online book discussion, a great walk with Mama Kay and Laura, … Continue reading

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