Angel Messages October 15 2021 — Annette Rochelle Aben

Your DAILY MESSAGE from Angels

YOU have ALWAYS BEEN AN INFLUENCER!

We love you

In a positive way, Angels!!!

Angel Messages October 15 2021 — Annette Rochelle Aben

“There’s a lot of truth here. What we do does influence other people; unfortunately, sometimes negatively.” — David Bruce

Songwriters Circle Concert at Ohio University’s Scripps Auditorium (Some Names are Forthcoming)

#1 Superstar Dave (No one really knows his last name, but it may be Charisma)
Michael Superstar #2
Billy Rhinehart
Jeanie Thieken Creamer
Steve Zarate
Rylee Bapst with a devilish gleam in his eyes
Megan Bee
Stephen Craig Carlson
Superstar #3
Al Rouzie
Superstar #4
Dan Castlebury
Scott Minar (and Unidentified Superstar #5)
Superstar #6
Corbin Marsh
Bruce Dalzell (Emcee in the Twilight)

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or a say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” — Jack Kerouac

I’m guessing that, when it’s going very well, songwriting is kinda like that. At the very least, at times during the creative process, you feel intensely alive.

Jennie Video on The Kelly Clarkson Show — A Teacher’s Reflections

For my blogging friends who are unable to see The Kelly Clarkson Show, here is a clip of my part on the show.  Many bloggers have wanted to see me on the show, so here I am:

https://www.nbc.com/the-kelly-clarkson-show/video/preschool-teacher-gets-huge-surprise-after-35-years-connecting-kids-with-books/824261977

I cannot say enough about Kelly, her team, and the ‘bottom line’ of everyone on the show […]

Jennie Video on The Kelly Clarkson Show — A Teacher’s Reflections

https://www.nbc.com/the-kelly-clarkson-show/video/preschool-teacher-gets-huge-surprise-after-35-years-connecting-kids-with-books/824261977

Jeanie and the Dreamers at Ohio University’s Scripps Amphitheater — 9-30-2021

Nick (left), Mark (middle), Jeanie (right)
Corbin Marsh, opening act
From left to right: Corbin Marsh (musician, mover and shaker who greatly supports local and regional music), Bruce Dalzell (musician, emcee), Mark (Dreamer), Nick (Dreamer), Jeanie (Jeanie)
Jeanie
Jeanie and the Dreamers in the Twilight
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6iG58ntElWnlgd9NwFrv6w
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCui1ibd9N-x4I9rklaeZoXA
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6iG58ntElWnlgd9NwFrv
https://www.facebook.com/jeanieandthedreamers/
https://corbinmarshband.bandcamp.com

Free PDF: Bruce’s Music Recommendations: Volume 2 (Megan Bee Cover)

Megan Bee Cover

Links: 

Megan Bee on Bandcamp

https://meganbeemusic.bandcamp.com

Megan Official Website

https://meganbeemusic.com

Megan Bee on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPXELJpspZd1nPUGtksxoHw

Megan Bee on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/meganbeemusic/

Megan Bee: Live From Home

https://www.ohio.edu/performing-arts/live-home-megan-bee

Megan Bee at Ohio University’s Scripps Amphitheater: 16 September 2021

Summer in Suburbia — Annette Rochelle Aben

Charli Mills gave us the prompt of CACOPHONY this week. Dear me, I had to write about my neighbors. I live in a modest ranch house, with my sleeping/living quarters at the back of the house. I built this addition when thoughtful people lived next door. Alas, a couple with two small children, the woman’s […]

Summer in Suburbia — Annette Rochelle Aben

Charli Mills gave us the prompt of CACOPHONY this week. Dear me, I had to write about my neighbors. I live in a modest ranch house, with my sleeping/living quarters at the back of the house. I built this addition when thoughtful people lived next door. Alas, a couple with two small children, the woman’s mother, and father all moved in only two years later. Now the men are all gone, but there is a sister of the woman with the two children living there and all three of the women have male partners who LOVE to come over to party whether it is a weekday or a weekend day.

Join in the FLASH FICTION FUN at The Carrot Ranch

The thumping bass of the stereo starts around nine in the morning and blares all day long. Cue the beer-drinking corn hole players who curse if they win and curse if they lose. Then there are the children who bounce from the trampoline into the pool while shrieking like bloody murder at the top of their lungs. Add to this, the poor dog who barks from one end of the yard to the other to remind them that he needs to eat. And when it starts at nine in the evening, it goes on until 4 in the morning.

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

David Bruce: The Funniest People in Sports, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes — Activism

Activism

• Jackie Robinson, the African American who integrated modern major-league baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers, was an activist long before he became famous. As a boy, he and his friends would sometimes go to the movie theater and sit in the white-people-only seats. When that happened, the police would arrive to get them out of those seats. Later, while he was playing with the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues, his team’s tour bus pulled up at a gas station in Oklahoma. African Americans were allowed to buy gas there, but the men’s restroom bore this sign: “WHITE MEN ONLY.” Mr. Robinson walked to the restroom, and the gas station owner told him that he couldn’t use that restroom. Mr. Robinson then said, “Take that hose out of the tank.” The gas station owner did not want to lose any business, so he allowed Mr. Robinson to use the restroom. After that, the Kansas City Monarchs never bought gas at a gas station where they weren’t allowed to use the restroom. As Mr. Robinson explained, “This is America, man.”

• Women’s sports and women athletes have not always been respected. For example, in the 1960s (well before Title 9) at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Catherine L. Brown used to teach field hockey on a field that was also used by ROTC cadets. Sometimes, the ROTC cadets would act as if the women athletes were invisible and march onto the field—even during games. On one occasion when this happened, the ROTC cadets were standing at attention—meaning that they could not move—so Ms. Brown ordered the game to continue, and she rewarded each woman athlete who managed to hit the legs of an ROTC cadet with the ball.

• For a very long time, the Kenilworth Hotel in Miami, Florida, did not allow Jews to stay there. Finally, in 1960, some Jewish sportswriters covering the New York Yankees’ spring training trip were allowed to integrate the hotel’s guest list. Leonard Shecter, a man with a sharp mind and acid tongue from the New York Post, hired a bellman to walk throughout the hotel and yell, “Paging Stanley Isaacs.”

Age

• In 1948, African-American pitcher Satchel Paige joined the Cleveland Indians and became the oldest rookie in the major leagues at age 42. He had made a name for himself in the Negro Leagues, but until Jackie Robinson broke the color line, no black athletes played in the major leagues. Indians shortstop and manager Lou Boudreau strongly supported integrating the major leagues, but he wondered whether Satchel was too old to play major-league baseball. Therefore, Mr. Boudreau put Mr. Paige through a workout to test his skills. First, Mr. Boudreau caught several of Mr. Paige’s pitches; nearly all were in the strike zone. Next, Mr. Boudreau, who was almost a .400 hitter at the time, tried to hit Mr. Paige’s pitches. Mr. Paige threw 20 pitches, and Mr. Boudreau failed to make solid contact with any of them. Shortly thereafter, the Indians offered Mr. Paige a contract. By the way, Mr. Paige’s career as a major-league pitcher was long-lived. In 1965, when Mr. Paige was 59 years old, Charles O. Finley, owner of the Kansas City Athletics, brought Mr. Paige in to pitch three innings as a way to boost attendance. In three innings, Mr. Paige allowed one hit and no runs, leaving the game with a 1-0 lead; unfortunately, the Athletics lost the game, 5-2, to the Boston Red Sox.

• Elwin “Preacher” Roe was one sports star who knew when it was time to quit. He was a good pitcher for the Dodgers in the 1940s and 1950s, and when catcher Roy Campanella knew that Preacher was pitching, he would say, “They can cut the middle of the plate out and throw it away—ol’ Preach ain’t gonna use it.” Preach had more than control; he also had a good fastball that he called his burner. However, one day he was on the mound facing Stan Musial. Preach says, “I was old, I was tired, and I was facing the best hitter in the National League. I reached back to get the last bit of good stuff I had. My burner got away from me and was heading right for Stan’s head.” Then came the moment when Preach knew it was time to quit: “Fellows, I had time to yell ‘Look out!’ three times before it got there.”

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