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Ogden
Location: New York City
Gender: Male
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: October 2015
INFORMATION
My nom de plume is Ogden, in honor of the late Ogden Nash, a highly respected humorist, poet and lyricist, who, besides my dad, was the source of my earliest inspiration to write.

To everyone outside of FanStory, I'm Don.
Retired from a long and unusually varied career, I live in Manhattan, NYC.

I joined FS in the Fall of 2015. In my haste to begin writing, I overlooked posting any personal information. Coincidentally, out of the blue, the following June, I was recruited to perform in a one-act play about Alzheimer's Disease (I don't have it, thank God) - and I was asked to send a brief bio for a Playbill.

Here, in a nutshell, slightly edited, is the post-high school, pre-FS blurb I submitted: "Tired of being carded, (a joke, alluding to my mature appearance, inescapably obvious to the audience) Don grew a full beard a couple of months ago, and now he's been type-cast as an old man! For more than 40 years after graduating from Boston U, he performed, wrote and directed, in various capacities, in broadcasting and advertising, including announcer; radio News Director; early rock 'n' roll DJ (his favorite gig a nightly all-night one-man radio show in which, ironically, he doubled, interacting with his non-existing elderly sidekick); and Droopy Dog, the hand-puppet host of a TV children's show. In the ad biz phase of his career, he wrote and directed hundreds of commercials, was cast for TV voice-overs, and announced and acted in a number of his own radio commercials."

Fortunately, my stage performances went well. It was good to know I can still do it.

And now, here I am at home, writing what are intended to be entertaining poems and stories, along with some timely observations, all made possible by FS. (Where else can you say whatever is on your mind without getting into trouble?)
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FanStory wrote to Ogden: George Was an Unpleasant Man finished third in the contest "Someone Else"
January 25, 2020 at 7:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: The Little Engine That Can't finished third in the contest "5-7-5"
January 18, 2020 at 4:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Me and My Childhood finished third in the contest "Childhood"
January 9, 2020 at 12:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: I Really Screwed Up! finished second in the contest "5-7-5 Old Year Ooops!"
January 5, 2020 at 4:10PM

Ogden: I'm delighted that My Failure has been recognized and applauded by the voters, something I never dreamed would happen. So, I sincerely thank everyone who took pleasure in My Failure!
December 9, 2019 at 2:34PM

Ogden: I'd like to thank both of the anonymous Fanstorians who voted for "Spare My Blossom in the 1-6-1 poetry contest. So, I will. Thank you guys, or gals, (gender and identity known only to whoever you are) for your odd judgment, and willingness to venture where no others would deign to condescend (and also for the 3.75 member dollars you enabled me to win).
I wish there were more like you!
November 29, 2019 at 6:32AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: From A Dog's Point of View finished third in the contest "Mono-rhyme"
November 9, 2019 at 2:10PM

Ogden: I don't try to write beautiful poems. (If they turn out that way, it's not my fault.)
November 7, 2019 at 2:09AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Libby's Conundrum finished third in the contest "Reactions"
November 5, 2019 at 5:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: My Flower's Repute is at Stake finished second in the contest "5-7-5 flower"
November 2, 2019 at 5:10AM
    Apriori: Congratulations! I loved this poem!
    November 3, 2019 at 8:38AM
    Ogden: Thank you, Apryor. I have seen your work, so I'm especially pleased that you enjoyed my flower poem!
    November 6, 2019 at 12:49AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: The Seven Dwarfs' Big Decision finished second in the contest "Old Story With a Twist"
October 28, 2019 at 12:13AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Don! You did a great job capturing those unique personalities!
    October 28, 2019 at 12:15AM
    Ogden: Thank you, Helen! It was lots of fun, tailoring the behavior of the "Seven Dwarfs."
    October 28, 2019 at 6:30AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your second place finish, Ogden. Hope you'll be inspired to write more scripts! judi
    October 28, 2019 at 10:16AM
    Ogden: Thank you for congratulating me for finishing second to you, Judi. It's you who deserves a congratulation from me, so congratulation, Judi!
    October 30, 2019 at 5:45PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: The Feather Quill Pen finished second in the contest "Overlooked and neglected"
October 25, 2019 at 1:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: My Entire Life In 150 Words finished third in the contest "Your Life in 150 words"
October 21, 2019 at 1:10AM
    Susan Larson: Congratulations on coming in third and leaving more leeway for me to have come in first.
    November 4, 2019 at 10:46AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: How I Treasure My Almond Joys! finished third in the contest "5-7-5 Sweet Stack "
October 19, 2019 at 7:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Evasive Happiness finished second in the contest "What Makes Me Happy"
October 14, 2019 at 8:10PM

 
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#68 Ranked Reviewer
Poetry 88
Reviewing 68
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS
George Was an Unpleasant Man finished third in the contest "Someone Else"
January 25 at 7:10PM
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Me and My Childhood finished third in the contest "Childhood"
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