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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 “”. 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

Happy New Year!

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The holidays are over! I don’t know if I should cheer or be sad.

I always mean to be more organized, and more ready for the holiday season, but it always comes as a surprise! My sweet Aunt used to say, “Christmas is Dec 25, EVERY YEAR!”
Then again, she was organized. Did a load of candy and cookie making, and made boxes of yummy things to send to relatives in Colorado. (She lived in California) Had all of her gifts and goodies ready to mail near the 1st part of the month.
I confess, I’ve been awful about it. It’s my true hope that the end of the year of 2015 will find me ready. Looking forward to a bright new year! So much fun stuff we have planned at the “OH, MARY!” SHOW!

This will give YOU, our sweet viewers, tons of things to see and do! Mary and I have talked about doing a tour. Would you like us to visit your town? Let us know! We are looking at calenders!!!!

My personal wish, for all ya all, is a healthy, happy, prosperous New Year!

– Paul Jacek

“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, 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.

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,

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.


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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