Monthly Archives: May 2021

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Celebrate those who are behind the scenes

Yesterday, as I moved about my day trying to stay dry in the rain-soaked Miami Valley and enjoying a sense of newness beyond The Haasienda’s borders, I recognized a number of folks who could not avoid the rain due their … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Learning even more about our new way of life

Since I had no online classes to teach, I braved the never-ending rain shower and took advantage of a major chunk of free time I’m seldom afforded and happily slid from The Haasienda’s borders to the bus stop about 80 … Continue reading

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MY DAY | SUNDAY: Thomas the Technician & Big Boss Man

I opened the front door to see a frazzled, exhausted looking young man stepping out of his Spectrum (cable/internet) van and as he rounded the front end of the vehicle, he asked, “Do you mind if I take just five … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Kids, today…

I detest this meme: We had technology when I was a kid. Naturally, it was nothing like today’s advancements, but I still had technology that could have diverted my attentions and interests. The difference? I had a mother who understood … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: On the deck with Erma and Erma

I didn’t feel like venturing out into the world, today, for my usual Friday Fun Day, so I’m enjoying the wonderful weather on the deck, Erma at my side, and listening to the audiobook, A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN OR … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Keep going

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Keep goingThere are some days when my own formidable positive mind-set takes a dive and it becomes, for me, much like rock climbing without those tiny little cliffs or ledges with which to grab hold. … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sitting with Erma

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: May 6, 1973

Sunday, May 6, 1973, was a double duty day in my family; we attended church services at North Webster United Methodist Church with Rev. John Weeks the presiding minister. In 1969, my grandparents, Donna (Clary) and Leroy Barmes, divorced. For … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The first week of May

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Tuesday; May the 4th… and also with you

I decided to take the long walk around the entire block to return books to the library, knowing I would risk possibly being caught in the rain. Nature held out just a bit and as I prepare to round the … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday morning on the deck

Since 9:00 AM, I’ve been ensconced on the deck with my pen, paper, lap top, coffee, breakfast, water, four napping pooches (Erma rises, periodically to come lay her chin on my knee), a bellowing red breasted-robin, two fluttering golder finches, … Continue reading

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