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About Wright Flyer Guy

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

MIAGD: Hamilton Day

MIAGD: Make it a great day Happy HAMILTON Day! For another night I could not find sleep to be my immediate friend and I laboring in exhausting exhaustion. Twenty-two Mary Lincoln day lilies have joined us on this first Friday … Continue reading

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MIAGD: The Afternoon Edition

MIAGD: Make it a great day I fully intended to have this post completed by 10:00 AM but now that it is 2:00 PM, that intention has thoroughly passed. I was completely exhausted after finishing teaching at 11:00 PM Wednesday … Continue reading

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MY DAY: On to the weekend

My teaching day ended just before 11:00 PM, having started at 9:30 AM; I am pooped. Normally, my body just crashes on Thursdays after four long days of intense teaching. I’m hoping for some solid energy, tomorrow. I made iced … Continue reading

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MIAGD: My Friday is starting

MIAGD: Make it a great day This has been an exciting week of student progress and many incredible moments of discovery which leaves me both elated and exhausted. It is strange to not have my familiar plans for Independence Day, … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Goodbye, month of June

Another fine day of teaching is in the books and I am pooped. I took dinner to the deck at 10:00 PM and within a few minutes the fireworks began. It’s gotten to the point that Erma and Chief will … Continue reading

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MIAGD: PuppyTudes

MIAGD: Make it a great day Something is definitely in the air that is affecting the attitudes of four dogs, this morning. Normally, the morning potty time is about 7:45 AM. This morning, Harrigan was terribly demanding about going outside … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Monday is done

The air outside is just comfortable enough but I retreated into the study where I have an A/C window unit to keep the room cool while I am teaching. The day was a solid hit of some great moments with … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Monday is moving along

MIAGD: Make it a great day The morning hours completely escaped me and though much was accomplished, I feel slightly behind. Sunday afternoon I began a new week of teaching. At 8:45 PM I led a conducting class on Zoom … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Sunday morning

MIAGD: Make it a great day Five new Mary Lincoln day lilies are dancing in the breeze beneath another round of grey skies. People have been mentioning the Sahara Dust passing over so I’m wondering if that’s the result of … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Saturday blahs

While it wasn’t a bad day it was slow moving and a tad dull. The day was grey with two heavy morning showers. The afternoon was heavy with dampness and the sun was nowhere to be seen. My day, as … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: 28 years…

Donna Mae Clary-Barmes 8 May 1924 – 27 June 1992 Missing my Grandma Donna who passed away twenty-eight years ago, today, at 2:30 PM. “Red River Valley” – The University of Pittsburgh Men’s Glee Club, 2011. From this valley they … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Saturday morning

MIAGD: Make it a great day The sky looks grey, threatening; the breeze feels great but is heavy with dampness; the birds sound off after long intervals and only in spurts. Although I’d not planned any yard work , today, … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Friday evening

A busy, fun, and semi-productive day and a beautiful evening on the deck. I submitted my Instacart order and had all groceries delivered and put away within 90 minutes. Mama Kay took Laura and me to Culp’s Cafe at Dayton … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Friday morning on the deck

MIAGD: Make it a great day A sound sleep rejuvenated me and this most excellent morning packed with breeze, tinkling wind chimes, singing birds, and the slightly muffled sound of passing traffic on Shroyer is constantly refreshing me. I’m also … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Thursday night

There were portions of the day where I actually felt productive; they were few, but at least there were some. My day started the same time, as usual, but my day was rerouted back to the bed in the guest … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Thurs… Restday

MIAGD: Make it a great day I hit the guest bedroom bed around 11:45 PM, Wednesday evening, and slept straight through the night with only one bladder break. 8:15 AM this morning I dragged myself into the kitchen to prepare … Continue reading

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MY DAY: My weekend begins

It’s moving on toward midnight and I’m feeling the heaviness of fatigue. The teaching day began at 9:30 AM and I closed up shop tonight at 10:45 PM I ended up with a 60 minute break so I hurried to … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Welcome, Mary Lincoln Day Lilies!

MIAGD: Make it a great day And, one Mary Lincoln day lily has premiered! The next several days will be exciting. The cool, even chilly night air was so comfortable for sleeping. I love sleeping in the one twin bed … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday in the books

I was so swamped this morning that I didn’t get to my morning post, but I can assure you that I made it a great day. As I go to sleep I know that tomorrow morning I will greet my … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Post-grads on the move…

MIAGD: Make it a great day Today marks the start of the first post-graduate Senior to leave the nest. Treston Haines, Beavercreek High School, has been with me for seven years and has been a superb student throughout. From soloist … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Father’s Day 2020

MIAGD: Make it a great day Happy Father’s Day! My day started with a Zoom party between Joshua and Dave in England, Dave’s parents in Boston, and me in Kettering. My teaching week resumes, today, and goes quite late. The … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Weekend is over

It’s nearing 10:45 PM on this slightly humid Saturday night and the breeze offsets the mugginess. The day was semi-busy but I would refer to it as productive. Instacart delivered groceries from Kroger and Meijer’s. Unpacked and put away. The … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Calling it a day

I opened the door and stepped out onto the deck as four sets of paws scurried pat me. We weren’t on the deck two minutes before fireworks began. The dogs panicked and seemed to squeeze through the door all at … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Friday funk

I’m not really in a mental funk; just a complete lazy funk. Someone in our Kettering neighborhood group said they needed moving boxes. I hauled up 25+ boxes, 80% of which contained 1-4 boxes, themselves. I save the boxes for … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Father’s Day books

A delivery arrived a short while ago with a fine collection of books from Joshua and Dave! Ahhhh! How I can’t wait to dig into all of these. The Mary Lincoln biography is a vintage book from a brilliant series, … Continue reading

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