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: The storm is upon us

From early this morning I knew we had a huge storm heading our direction and after a humid day of anticipation, it arrived around 9:45 PM. My friend, Nancy Sumner, in Chicago, was giving updates as the storm ripped through. … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Nixon resigns

We were vacation in Myrtle Beach, staying in a motel where our second floor room faced the swimming pool. I was in the pool when Mother ran to the balcony and said I needed to come upstairs and to hurry. … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The camera lens

I’ve enjoyed a day entirely free of any business, emails, purging items for Goodwill, and other household needs. Mama Kay delivered my China Cottage order and the Cottage vegetables and hot and sour soup hit the spot. I made a … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Sound energy

It’s been a terribly busy day around the neighborhood with all sorts of sounds and activity. The parking lot construction at the high school auditorium, the cutting and mulching of the tree across Shroyer, kids playing across Rockhill, birds, a … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Gatlinburg Wax Museum

As a young kid, my parents went to Gatlinburg, Tennessee every October to enjoy the Autumn foliage and to visit the attractions. For any of our trips, Mother made a pallet for me in the long back seat of our … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Returning to the old… or new

MIAGD: Make it a great day This 68-degree and just-enough-breeze morning is rather jolly and the crew trimming trees on the east side of Shroyer Road adds a new layer of color to the typical score of birds, rustling leaves, … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Wednesday evening

The teaching day is over, except for one lesson that’s always at 10:00 PM and it is on to my three day weekend. Last night, all four dogs were exhausted from the excitement of having my sister and her children … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Some cooler weather

MIAGD: Make it a great day The morning was too beautiful to not participate in it so I wrapped myself in a blanket against the 73-degrees and continued with breakfast on the deck. Our educational world feels as though it’s … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A heart full of love

This has been a fantastic week of surprises and other wonderful things happening. A former student returning to college gives me an artistic gift with a witty reminder of my JOSEPH years, a former student’s mom and friend gives me … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Monday into Tuesday

I don’t think there’s any other way to describe the day as anything short of spectacular. It was just that much fun! Motivational session was great and such a rush. Then, into the teaching part of the day was outstanding … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Monday morning symphony

MIAGD: Make it a great day Birds are singing, cool breezes blowing, trucks beeping and moving around the construction site at the high school, an annoying crow cawing every bother three seconds, wind chimes tinkling, silent senior dogs lounging while … Continue reading

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INTERESTING FACTS: Coka Cocaine

Someone posted this meme… I reposted and one of my former students didn’t realize cocaine was actually used in Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola arrived in 1885, not as a soft drink, but as a medicinal soda. Yes, it contained the coca leaf … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Sunday

There was a bit of rain, early on, much cooler weather, some sunnier skies and some threatening skies, a sudden blast of heat and high humidity which settled into a very comfortable evening. Instacart was ordered and arrived in under … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Rain, Reading & Rest

A shower went through in the early hours this morning and after the sun rose the day was a tug of war between the sun and the grey clouds that eventually spilled over to steady off and on rain the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Lazy, sleepy Friday

Thursday afternoon, after feeding the dogs at 4:00 PM, I laid down on the bed to read and promptly fell asleep, waking at nearly 8:30 PM. Fortunately, after a dinner of steak and a baked potato, I actually slept quite … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Rain-filled Thursday

As I was finishing up breakfast on the deck, the grey hovering clouds began spitting and were kind enough to wait until I had cleared the deck. The day was wet with intermittent showers, sprinkles, or mist that seemed to … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Wednesday evening

The teaching week is done and I’m relaxing in the chase lounge on the deck with no breeze but a very comfortable night. This week zoomed by, quickly, with students making remarkable steps in the process. It’s such a damned … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Flyer

Flyer, the best dog in the world. I love and have loved all my dogs, but Flyer was just something beyond special. Beginning July 21, 2013, 73 folks came to say “goodbye” to Flyer as her departure time became clearer. … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday on the deck

The deck is fairly quiet except for cicadas sawing away at their one tone trill and the tree tops sway to the northerly breeze that caps an element of perfection. Teaching a full day of 10:00 AM til 10:15 PM … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Things that make your eyes water

MIAGD: Make it a great day No onions. No pepper. No allergies. Three times this morning, my eyes have watered for some beautiful I looked-for moments that truly filled my heart with joy, peace, and love. 7:00 AM, a text … Continue reading

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MIAGD: setting up the week

MIAGD: Make it a great day I love a good breeze and this morning’s deck time feels wonderful as a cool, quick breeze causes a stir with the wind chimes, rustles the leaves, and keeps me wanting more. Last night’s … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Dame Olivia de Havilland

The last of the truly great artists from Hollywood’s Golden Era has left the set for her dressing room, the final, “and that’s a wrap” has been called out. 1968, Elwood Theatre on Main Street, Elwood, Indiana. GONE WITH THE … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Sunday is off and running

MIAGD: Make it a great day The morning is light, bright, and breezy with a southernly wind waving its hand to create a comforting start to the day as I complete some items before teaching from 2:00 – 9:15 PM. … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The cardinals

In July, 2013, I first learned the ancient Native American legend of a cardinal’s visit from a dear friend, Valerie Marsh, following the death of my dog, Flyer. For the past seven years, cardinals have been a constant addition at … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Friday… let’s get moving!

MIAGD: Make it a great day I was prepared to sleep by 1:00 AM, but busied myself with more reading and before I knew it, 2:30 AM was upon me; I posted a note for my son, in London, that … Continue reading

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