Author Archives: Wright Flyer Guy

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.

MY DAY: My Sanctuary

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MY DAY: What a Tuesday

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MY DAY: Over 5000 steps

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MY DAY: And then the rain…

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MY DAY: An Oscar Hammerstein kind of evening

Oscar Hammerstein II, would have an absolute field day describing the scene I am so enjoying this evening. There’s no corn growing, no elephants wandering by, no daisies in May, no blueberry pies, no willows in a windstorm, no kites … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Time off

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MY DAY: A perfect day

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Erma

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MY DAY: A not-so-normal Tuesday

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: post Spring break

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THE FAMLY ALBUM: Visiting Plains Georgia

Plains, Georgia; 1977. We were on our way to West Palm Beach, Florida to visit my Aunt Joyce, and cousins, Kim and Debbie. We stopped to visit President Jimmy Carter‘s hometown. Mother went inside one of the stores to get … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Animatronic Lincoln & The Ten Commandments (1956 film): A mother’s love

I first watched Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, in late January 1973 at the Elwood Movie Theater with my mother and neighbor/classmate, Debbie Poynter, 48 years ago. The previous August 1972, Mother, who was already several months … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A nice surprise

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Easter weekend, 2021

It’s still a bit chilly but we’ve a brilliant blue sky exploding over The Miami Valley and an energy can be felt running through everything despite I’ve four dogs scattered all about me, napping. Tonight, I’ll walk over to the … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: 32° on April 1st

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Omega Baptist Church gives trash bags a swift kick

Tuesday evening, I was getting some “around the deck” spring cleaning accomplished and set up my cleaning headquarters on the deck’s table. I reached in the box of trash bags, grabbed a bag, shook it open with a snap, and … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Finding Joy in Meaningless Tasks

NOTE: This blog entry is from DailyOM and not my own personal submission. Finding joy and reason in mundane tasks can shift the flow, and make it not so bad afterall. Spending an afternoon working on the car, gardening, or … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The crooked piping

Mother taught me basic chores long before starting kindergarten and for that I shall always be grateful. Grandpa Leroy always celebrated our graduation from the thrice used baby bed with a brand new big boy/girl twin bed. Somewhere, I still … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Dealing with Rude Runners

Last week’s post regarding The Rude Runners, those joggers/runners who shout-talk when they pass by my house at 5:00 AM, resulted in several witty suggestions but an even funnier gift from my friend, Jenny Davis. Several days of exceptionally strong … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: The locked door

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Spontaneity

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MY DAY: A fine day

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O, FOR HISTORY: To the sky, the moon, space, and Mars…

1903. The Wright Brothers, Wilbur and Orville, of Dayton, Ohio, flew the first man-carrying powered flight. 1969. A swatch of the linen and a sliver of wood from The Wright Brothers’ original 1903 flying machine was accompanied by astronaut Neil … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Quiet please!

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MY DAY: Three baby cardinals

I was finishing up my fourth and last online class at 12:50 PM when I began hearing an odd but familiar singing from the deck area. I went to the deck and there were THREE baby cardinals! Two were pretty … Continue reading

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