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Day 1231: Ducky

Yesterday, when I was a ducky Backstage Assistant for the  second performance of the ducky Arlington Children’s Theater (ACT) production of Henry IV, Part 1 (starring my ducky boy, Aaron), one of the ACTors, with the ducky name Racer, showed me these pictures of his ducky collection:



I think it’s about ducky time for  a ducky  definition of “ducky” from ducky Merriam-Webster.

Simple Definition of ducky
: very pleasing, delightful, or attractive

Full Definition of ducky
duckier duckiest
1  darling, cute <a ducky little tearoom>
2  satisfactory, fine <everything is just ducky>

Examples of ducky in a sentence
<if you don’t want to come, that’s just ducky with me>
First Known Use of ducky

Rhymes with ducky
lucky, mucky, plucky, sucky, yucky

It’s interesting to me that most of the words that rhyme with ducky mean the opposite of ducky.

According to your plucky and lucky blogger, the weather yesterday was neither sucky, yucky, nor mucky. It was ducky.



After I took those luckily ducky photos, Aaron picked out a ducky tux for a prom he’s luckily and pluckily attending next week in ducky Arlington Massachusetts.


The experience was especially ducky because Paschal


was duckily attentive, helpful, and kind. Aaron and I thought it was very ducky that Paschal is graduating law school on the same day as Aaron’s prom, next Friday. Paschal thought it  very ducky that Aaron will be lucky enough to be attending a ducky university for four years in non-sucky Edinburgh, Scotland.

One of the most ducky ACTors appearing in that plucky production of Henry IV, Part 1 is Katie, who was one of two ducky Falstaffs.


I was lucky enough to capture Katie pluckily demonstrating her ducky fat suit before last night’s performance. I can’t tell you, for certain, whether everybody in Henry IV, Part 1 was ducky, mucky, sucky, or yucky on stage last night, because I was backstage the entire time. Based on the first night’s performance, though,  I assume everybody was quite ducky.

Before I share the rest of all the ducky, mucky, plucky, sucky, and/or yucky photos I took yesterday, here’s a ducky song.





Does anything in today’s post seem especially  lucky, mucky, plucky, sucky,  yucky, or ducky to you?

Thanks from lucky me to all those who were plucky enough to help me create this ducky post and to you — of course! — for being ducky enough to read it.




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Day 1214: Relationship Managers

What is a relationship manager?

I think we are all relationship managers.  That is, we all manage different relationships throughout our lives.

In what ways are you a relationship manager?

One of the most important relationships I manage is that with my 18-year-old son, Aaron, who will be managing new relationships  at University of Edinburgh this fall.

Yesterday, Aaron and I met with somebody who is officially a relationship manager.



Jose, who works for our local bank,  managed to improve Aaron’s relationship with money by  managing to approve him for a credit card.  Aaron and I told Jose we really appreciated the way he managed our financial relationships.

After we managed our new relationship with Jose, Aaron wanted to manage his relationship to some lines from a  Shakespeare play he’s appearing in soon, so we rehearsed a scene where Prince Hal is trying to manage his relationship with his father, King Henry IV. Aaron managed to memorize this line about  Prince Hal managing two different relationships:

I will redeem all this on Percy’s head,
And, in the closing of some glorious day,
Be bold to tell you that I am your son..


Aaron, my bold son,  is glorious at managing lines and also his relationship with his mother.

I shall now manage my relationship with my readers by sharing all the other photos I managed to take yesterday.  Do any of them relate to relationship managers or management?


As a psychotherapist, I see relationship managers and relationship management everywhere, all the time. As a blogger this morning, I almost managed to choose two different titles from those relationship-manager pictures, above.

I wonder how I would have managed my relationship with this blog if I had chosen either of these alternate titles for today’s post:

Day 1214: Our Humble Beginnings

Day 1214: Muster Point

I actually managed my relationship with that second title by writing this introduction before I managed to choose today’s topic:

Do any of the people mustering here, at this point, know what a muster point is?

A muster point is a pre-determined spot that everyone is aware of.

Will you manage your relationship with me by managing a comment in the muster point below this post?

My final blogging relationship management, for now, is to thank all who helped me create  this  post and you — of course! — for all the relationship managing and mustering you’re doing, today.



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