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MY DAY: Midway through Spring Break

I am so grateful for the kind hearts who check on me and for Nicole Melin’s delicious homemade soup deliveries. Seriously, the woman needs to have a bistro in The Oregon District! I keep getting questions, “How are you holding … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Adjusting my sails…

MIAGD = Make it a great day I grew up, fascinated with the stories told me by grandparents and great-grandparents of their experiences lived through The Great Depression. There was never a complaint or a story drenched in self-pity. There … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: “Boys & Girls Like You and Me”

“Boys & Girls Like You and Me” from MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS to CINDERELLA Twenty years before The Arch changed the St. Louis, Missouri skyline,¬†Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane teamed up to write the music for MGM’s 1945 nostalgic … Continue reading

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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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