CABARET: WOTDC

We only performed the first 46 seconds of this song. And then did a bit of a ’round’ with the song.

Many, many….many years ago, during my junior high and high school days, my Jazz Ensemble in school (of which I was a member for five years) would take three tours a year to major (local- within 100 miles) cities to be the entertainment for dinners for major businesses/symposiums.

Life Is a Cabaret was our opening song for most of the entertainment venues.

Our tour schedules were almost always the same.

Friday night was a charity event for which we performed for free. (Often this group would provide a meal).

Saturday was a tour of some facility (a zoo, a museum, an industrial complex or government facility) on an ‘educational’ topic. That night was the cabaret for the business.

Sunday was a Church performance or two. (Often the Church would host a meal.) The afternoon concert was usually in a neighborhood park. (Outdoor performances were awesome!)

Great times.


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CONTENT: WOTDC


How often is too often to brag on completing your November Is Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Challenge?

It’s not my fault that YOU asked about it.

Yes, I completed my personal recipe book and had is proofread and each page stick in a lovely, clear protective sleeve by the end of November 30th.

I even had a chance to type in the Table on Contents and place one in both volumes.

Yes, you heard me right.

MY PERSONAL FAVORITES: Recipes from Roger’s Kitchen is now two volumes in length.

Over 300 recipes.

I have used it every single day for the month of December.

Thanks for asking.


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HECTORING: WOTDC


Scientific Proof that the Tendency to “Hector” Began with “Mother, May I…?”

This was NOT how we played “Mother, May I?” But it does look like it would have be a lot of fun.

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SHARE YOUR SQUIRRELY WORLD 11-29-2021.


If you had the power to strike one person in your life permanently speechless, who would it be? (Real names aren’t necessary, vague descriptions are fine… and yes, this is being asked in fun and not to be mean)

If you could re-live your childhood over again, what’s one thing from this modern world today you’d want to take back with you?

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple are the standard colors of the rainbow.

Name something you love (or greatly admire/appreciate) for all six major colors of the rainbow! (Sorry indigo, you’re just blue-purple.  Hot pink?  You’re too flashy!)

If you were to open the world’s most accurate fortune cookie, what would your fortune inside it read?

Santa’s tired of people leaving him out cookies and milk on Christmas Eve night!  If you really wanted to get on Santa’s good side, what would you leave out for him to eat/drink instead? (This question applies whether you celebrate Christmas or not.  It’s just for fun, so imagination?  Welcome!  )


If you had the power to strike one person in your life permanently speechless, who would it be? (Real names aren’t necessary, vague descriptions are fine… and yes, this is being asked in fun and not to be mean)


If you could relive your childhood over again, what’s one thing from this modern world today you’d want to take back with you?


Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple are the standard colors of the rainbow.

Name something you love (or greatly admire/appreciate) for all six major colors of the rainbow! (Sorry indigo, you’re just blue-purple.  Hot pink?  You’re too flashy!)

You can never go wrong- or have enough- balloons!


If you were to open the world’s most accurate fortune cookie, what would your fortune inside it read?

Get a better cookie… Like a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie!


Santa’s tired of people leaving him out cookies and milk on Christmas Eve night!  If you really wanted to get on Santa’s good side, what would you leave out for him to eat/drink instead? (This question applies whether you celebrate Christmas or not.  It’s just for fun, so imagination?  Welcome!  )

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Steak, French fries, and a soda


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Share Your World 11-22-21

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What are some red flags to watch out for in daily life?

What obstacles would you include in the ‘world’s most amazing obstacle course”?

Who is the best most believable movie or book villain in your opinion?  Or the one that stands out for you?  (‘book’ is included because some folks don’t watch movies)

What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful/handsome part of your face? (no dissing yourself please, we’re all beautiful/handsome!)


What are some red flags to watch out for in daily life?

Spending too much time orchestrating an imaginary The World’s Most Amazing Obstacle Course extravaganza…. See next question.


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What obstacles would you include in the ‘world’s most amazing obstacle course”?

Begin The World’s Most Amazing Obstacle Course at the Great Pyramid in Gaza and take a small trek across the Sahara Desert, hike straight across the continent of Africa to Georgetown, Gambia, on the Gambia River. Swim the Gambia River to Banjul, the capital of Gambia, just of the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Once at the Atlantic, you will be hosted in a series of power-gliding events around the Horn of Africa, to reach Capetown, South Africa.

From Capetown, a friendly ocean liner will travel top-side with you as you swim toward Antarctica, through the mingling waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Oceans.

Arriving at Villa Las Estrellas, a Chilean township in Antarctica, you will take a brief respite.

After several quality days with the penguins, you will leave for a kayaking adventure from Villa Las Estrellas, Antarctica to Melbourne, Australia.

Arriving in Melbourne, Australia, just in time for the Australian Open (renown tennis tournament- if you don’t know) you will enjoy a brief 2-week vacation.

From Melbourne you will begin the last water-leg of The World’s Most Amazing Obstacle Course and scuba-dive to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

You will end the The World’s Most Amazing Obstacle with a short cycling trek through central Mexica to the ancient Aztec ruins of Teotihuacán near Mexico City.

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Mission accomplished.


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Who is the best most believable movie or book villain in your opinion?  Or the one that stands out for you?  (‘Book’ is included because some folks don’t watch movies)

Voldemort (from the Harry Potter series).  Explaining the power of unrequited love leading to the desire of world domination… a common ‘evil’ trait.


What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful/handsome part of your face? (No dissing yourself please, we’re all beautiful/handsome!)

My adorable ears compliment my well-endowed nose.  


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Prejudice: Word of the Day

There is no video- This is the most complete audio of Martin Luther King, Jr. ful “I Have a Dream” Speech.

There is little hope for us until we become tough-minded enough to break loose from the shackles of prejudice, half-truths, and downright ignorance. The shape of the world today does not permit us the luxury of soft mindedness. A nation or a civilization that continues to produce soft minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Celebrate: The Week of December 3


During the month of December I will be purposefully trying to celebrate MORE OFTEN. I am a middle school teacher (or a former middle school teacher) and I would like to find something to celebrate (great-or-small) every single week. I still do.

This month I WILL NOT BE blogging daily about the celebration days. I want to spend more time on a writing project in Decem,ber, but I still am (personally) planning to celebrate a new day as a daily habit.

I will send the weekly list in advance … so you can PLAN to ENJOY THE CELEBRATIONS with me!


This Weeks Celebrations:

December 3: National Roof Over Your Head Day

December 4: National Cookie Day

December 5: International Ninja Day

December 6: National Microwave Oven Day

December 7: National Cotton Candy Day

December 8: National Brownie Day

December 9: Christmas Card Day

HAPPY CELEBRATIONS!


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Share Your World 11-15-2021


In your opinion, what should be humanity’s goal?

Are you hesitant to speak your opinions?

In what ways has society changed during your lifetime? What do you think caused these changes?

If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?


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In your opinion, what should be humanity’s goal?

“Do unto others….” You know the rest.


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Are you hesitant to speak your opinions?

Opinions are like bellybuttons. You should be very selective with whom you share them.


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In what ways has society changed during your lifetime? What do you think caused these changes?

Violence and rudeness has become acceptable behaviors with few (if any) consequences. In fact, they are often glorified.


If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?

Kind, Considerate, Truthful, Honest to a fault. I think you are describing me? I must be my own best friend.


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With Much Fanfare


Before reading this blog, please take the one-minute required to enjoy my opening fanfare.

Now visualize me walking down the extended aisle between two columns of thousands and thousands of prominent personages (all of which are appropriately socially distanced, of course) to a standing ovation as I lovingly clutch the First Edition of Roger’s Kitchen: My Personal Favorites.

On stage, directly to the left, are the carefully stacked First Edition Roger’s Kitchen: My Personal Favorites cooking books awaiting my own unique signature.  

After the brief awards ceremony (being knighted by Queen Elizabeth, receiving the Nobel Prize for Culinary Acuity, and the Pulitzer Prize for World Hunger Improvement) I politely sit to await the onslaught of fans for the small autograph session that is scheduled for this intimate event.

My security attendants readjust the golden ropes that had be aligned from the stage to the overflow areas and I compose myself by plucking up into my delicate fingers the Presidential Pens awarded to me from each of the last five living Presidents, each having being personally engraved, and await the deluge of by fawning admirers. (I had been previously honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I humbly wear it gently draped around my neck – no matter where I go- because people are always wanting to see it.)  

I am suddenly stunned and embarrassed when the first culinary paramour jumps across the security ropes, evades all five of my clandestinely armed body guards, and clutches me in her arms and enthusiastically licks my left cheek.   

Awakening, I find my 15-year-old, coal-black Shih Tzu (Maximillian) trying to get my attention to take him for his early morning necessaries.

Sitting up and putting on my slippers for our outing, I reach for my keyring and smile. Attached to the keyring is a much smaller version of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. My editor had it made so that I would not appear too egotistical (as some had hinted) when I wore both the Freedom Award and the Carnegie. After all, I am a very modest person and I do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

FYI: I am thankful NANO Write Month Is over. I think I might have become too passionate about my endeavors?


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Celebrate: The Week of November 26


During the month of November I will be purposefully trying to celebrate MORE OFTEN. I am a middle school teacher (or a former middle school teacher) and I would like to find something to celebrate (great-or-small) every single week. I still do.

This month I WILL NOT BE blogging daily about the celebration days. I want to spend more time on a writing project in November, but I still am (personally) planning to celebrate a new day as a daily habit.

I will send the weekly list in advance … so you can PLAN to ENJOY THE CELEBRATIONS with me!


This Weeks Celebrations:

November 26: National Cake Day

November 27: National Game & Puzzle Week

November 28: National French Toast Day

November 29: Electronic Greetings Day

November 30: National Personal Space Day

December 1:National Pie Day

December 2: National Write A Business Plan Week

HAPPY CELEBRATIONS!


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