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MIAGD: On a rollercoaster

MIAGD: Make it a great day I’m confident, “this, too, shall pass.” I’ve always adjusted to “new normal,” and I shall adjust to this new normal as a progression and a part of life’s process. Life’s roller coaster has given … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The 6:03 PM telephone call

In 1983, I was at Ball State University on my first time away from home on my birthday and Mother started a tradition of calling me at the time I was born, 6:03 PM. Sometimes, she’d call as I was … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The delivery man, Dr. Robert Ulrey

Wednesday morning, September 23, 1964, Dr. Ulrey examined my mother who had begun labor pains a few hours before. “I don’t think the baby is ready to arrive within the next few hours, or even today, but I’m hoping it … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A nice Thursday evening

I’m waiting at the downtown Dayton bus terminal and the evening is absolutely splendid with the nice breeze flowing through the buildings and open arcade. Midweek hit like a drunk bat out of hell when we discovered a leak in … Continue reading

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MY DAY: My new normal in one month…

New Normal definition: What replaces the expected, usual, typical state after an event occurs. The new normal encourages one to deal with current situations rather than … It’s now been one month since Mother’s funeral and this new normal is slugging … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Football, traffic, teaching

I’m sitting on my front steps waiting for my DoorDash delivery from Frisch’s and the traffic on Shroyer Road is non-stop. It’s one of the biggest nights in Kettering: the much anticipated Kettering vs Alter football game. The community goes … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Sumner winding down

I love the energy of school resuming, especially with marching band; however, this is my least favorite time of year: the end of summer. While we officially still have several more weeks of summer, this weekend reins in the season. … Continue reading

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