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CLEANING! ORGANIZING! LAUNDRY!

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How is it, a single man, (widowed, actually) has so many clothes? I need many for a lot of the things I do, but REALLY! There must be a better way!

A few years ago, I was doodling about on the internet. I came upon a link to “Flylady.net”. What fun I thought, it’s probably an old flight attendant blog. WELL! Imagine my surprise when I was introduced to Marla Cilley, the Flylady. This woman has done more for the home than electricity! I was blown away!
Quite simply, Flylady will help you to get a handle on your life. EVERY AREA! From home maintenance to laundry, to getting the kids ready for school, and GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

As I began to read and absorb some of her suggestions, I found my day moving easily. WHO DOESN’T HAVE ROOM FOR THAT? The root, or base of her suggestions? Routines. Now, I was raised by amazing folks. My mother, grandmother, and aunt were amazing housekeepers. My father was a hoarder. We had a set of harness for a team of four horses. It hung in the garage. For 35 years. After his death, my brother disposed of them.

I fall somewhere in the middle. As a personal assistant to executives, I’m wonderfully organized for YOU, but for myself….not so much. Flylady encourages you to do babysteps. As I did them, I found myself feeling freedom!

Mary and I discussed having Marla on to share with us her amazing success. She is the author of books, one I love, SINK REFLECTIONS. As I checked her website, I saw that she was coming to Southern California for a book signing. I thought I’d extend the invitation in person. OMG! I got to the shopping center, and the line was OUTSIDE the bookstore, and snaked it’s way across the parking lot. MARLA IS A STAR!

As I listened to people, and a diverse crowd it was, middle-aged ladies, younger women, college students, and some older men. The buzz in the crowd was as if we were waiting for a major celebrity.
I managed to get into the store, and was once again, amazed. Such goodwill and gratitude these people had for her. Her techniques, and routines had really changed lives.

When Marla took the mic, the roar was as if I were at a stadium! Poor Flylady had a cold, but knew how important it was to those who had waited for her. Warm and friendly, and so kind. I was charmed! I didn’t want to add to her already hectic day, but I got close enough to wink at her! We contacted Marla, and she came on our show. She is a breath of fresh air, and, such wonderful, simple advice! Changed my life.

– Paul Jacek

Mary and Paul have been busy!!!

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Mary, just put up her play 36 PLOTS at the EL PORTAL, Directed by Charlene Ward, Starring, Mary Kennedy and Marsha Musial. Produced by Rene Pena. Paul appeared in ONE, a compilation of articles from the ONE Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Archive at USC, Directed by Zsa Zsa Gershick.

Mary is also currently in a National HULU Commercial.

You can catch Mary and Paul live always, at 7pm PST or 10pm EST, Tuesdays at www.latalkradio.com, Channel 2.

“Oh, Mary!” Radio Show, Host, Mary Kennedy and Co-Host, Paul Jacek talk about the Radio Sitcom, “Oh, Mary!” Please…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    “Oh, Mary!” Radio Fans, get ready for a fun, comedy ride. Host Mary Kennedy and Co-Host Paul Jacek regal you as you listen to the Sitcom recording, of “Oh Mary, Please!” Funny show, funny commentary. What more could you ask for? Well music, by John Paul Cappiello. A great new theme song, BORN TO SING MY SONG! With Brenda DiGiralmo and Norman Horns with Alfonso DiGiralmo. The 1st Episode of three, title “Homecoming” Directed by Shane Salk, www.shanesalk.com. Written and Created, by Paul Jacek, Co-Creators, Mary Kennedy and Shane Salk, Executive Producers, Mary Kennedy, Shane Salk and Paul Jacek. Patience happy listeners, two more episodes coming soon. Sales of the Theme Song, proceeds go to the March of Dimes. www.marchofdimes.com

Oh, Mary! Show with Hosts Mary Kennedy and Paul Jacek Discuss Is this the Future You Dreamed of?

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It is 2013, the Mayan calendar ended but the world didn’t, so join, your Host, Mary Kennedy and your Co-Host, Paul Jacek, live in studio. WE DISCUSS: IS THIS THE FUTURE YOU DREAMED OF? If not, what can you do to get to those goals? We are not talking resolutions, we are talking practical steps into making your future dreams reality. Join us won’t you? Check out our new website, by Aaron C. Yeagle, www.ohmaryshow.com

We discussed this article from Psychology Today: Depression is horrible in part because it cuts you off from your future or, more precisely, your sense of the future. The bleakness of the present is so oppressive just because you can’t imagine an alternative for tomorrow.

I personally know how depressing life can feel without a sense of brightness up ahead. It’s something I struggle with occasionally as I continue to reorganize my life after loss and seek the kind of companionship with which I can ride happily into the proverbial sunset.

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Paul really liked this article from WikiHow: “I really want to make it in life, but I don’t know how!” Not knowing how to set up for a successful future can be frustrating. Here are a few suggestions.

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Oh, Mary! Show with Hosts Mary Kennedy and Paul Jacek Discuss the Year in Review

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Your New Years resolution, spend it with the “Oh, Mary!” Radio Show. 2013 is upon us, start the year off right and join your hostess, Mary Kennedy and Baby New Year, co-host, Paul Jacek. We reminisce over our fave episodes of the “Oh, Mary!” Radio Show, for 2012. Join us live, on the first day of 2013. Also, did you miss the first two episodes of the Radio Sitcom, “Oh, Mary!” Please??? Well click here, at the very least it is an excuse to take a minute away from work or from your family, that you have been with way too long!!! Archives: 11/20/12 and 12/25/12

We reminisce over our fave episodes of the “Oh, Mary!” Radio Show, for 2012. Some, fave guests mentioned on the show, Phyllis Katz, Robin Tyler, Randy Edelman, Julie Newmar, Steve Bluestein, Faye Resnick, Kyle Richards, Betty Kennedy, Allee Willis, Keith Young, Geri Jewell, Sheena LaTalk, Jennifer Gimenez, Susan Olsen and Joseph Hawkins.

We also have to thank our sub co-hosts who have also helped us along the way, Shawn Pelofsky, John Keating and Karith Foster.

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Oh, Mary! with Special Guest Shane Salk Hosted by Mary Kennedy and Paul Jacek

Oh, Mary! with Special Guest Shane Salk Hosted by Mary Kennedy and Paul Jacek

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Having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit? The “Oh, Mary!” Radio Show with host Mary Kennedy and co-ghostess of Christmas Past, Paul Jacek, have the show for you.

LISTEN as we chat in studio with Actor, Director and Producer, Shane Salk. (who also directed and produced our Radio Sitcom, OH, MARY PLEASE) Mr. Salk has Written and Produced, A Christmas Carol, a full-cast Audio Drama of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday favorite available on Amazon. The tale of miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge. It is complete with Full sound effects and some original music as well.

Starring, Maurice Lamarche, Rob Paulson, Neil Flynn, Robbie Rist and Directed and Written by William Holmes. Tune in won’t you to listen to an excerpt from a beloved favorite.

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Oh, Mary! with Special Guest Mary Ann Halpin, CEO and Founder of Fearless Women Global

Oh, Mary! with Special Guest Mary Ann Halpin, CEO and Founder of Fearless Women Global

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Join Host, Mary Kennedy and co-host, Paul Jacek, in studio with Mary Ann Halpin, CEO and Founder of Fearless Women Global, an acclaimed photographer, speaker, and workshop facilitator.

We discuss her latest book, FEARLESS WOMEN, VISIONS OF A NEW WORLD.

Mary and Paul ask Mary Ann and our listeners; WHAT FEARS STOP YOU IN YOUR TRACKS? In addition, Mary Ann has created four photography books, Fearless Women: Midlife Portraits, which contains compelling black and white portraits of women holding swords who have dared to approach aging with passion and fearlessness.

This book features celebrities such as Joni Mitchell, Cybill Shepherd, Erin Brockovich, and many other extraordinary women.

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