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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: Kindergarten History Lesson finished third in the contest "Laughter"
July 24, 2020 at 8:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Dog Abuse in Progress finished third in the contest "Witty animal 5-7-5 contest"
July 17, 2020 at 12:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained finished second in the contest "Cinquain Poetry"
July 16, 2020 at 1:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Joy, An Emotion Everyone Relishe finished third in the contest "Emotions"
July 2, 2020 at 11:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: I Know the Ropes Now finished third in the contest "5-7-5"
June 30, 2020 at 2:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: The Sooner Learned The Better finished third in the contest "Write a Humorous 5-7-5"
June 26, 2020 at 8:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: The Puzzling Auk finished second in the contest "Bye Bye Blackbird"
June 18, 2020 at 12:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Kittens Don't Have to Hunt finished third in the contest "Naani Poem"
June 16, 2020 at 9:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: The News Came in Bundles finished first in the contest "Reactions"
June 16, 2020 at 1:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: The Joker's Appeal finished third in the contest "5-7-5 Movie Review"
June 10, 2020 at 10:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Free Verse Rant About My Phobia finished third in the contest "Phobias"
June 8, 2020 at 3:10PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Don!!
    June 9, 2020 at 12:32AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: zzzzzzzZZZZZZZ finished third in the contest "5-7-5"
June 1, 2020 at 12:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: The Lament of an FS Newbie finished second in the contest "3-7-5"
May 31, 2020 at 3:10PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!!
    June 9, 2020 at 12:32AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Embarrassment finished second in the contest "Rhyme That 1-6-1 "
May 28, 2020 at 9:10PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations! Well done!!
    June 9, 2020 at 12:33AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Not Taking Any More Chances finished third in the contest "5-7-5"
May 20, 2020 at 4:10PM

 
RATING
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RANK
#79 Ranked Reviewer
Poetry 124
Short Works 138
Reviewing 79
PORTFOLIO
Most Recent Posts
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What Makes a Monster a Monster.
Clearing it up

Why Is the Question
A Nonet Analysis

It's Not True I Do!
Contest Entry

Kindergarten History Lesson
Everybody is jumpy these days.

The Old Guy Was Feisty About It
He insisted he never was there.

Being Charming - Lesson 2
Excerpts From Men's Manual for Aspiring Lotharios

Dog Abuse in Progress
Call a cop to help this dog!

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
Bowser is just learning the ropes, but she knows them.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Kindergarten History Lesson finished third in the contest "Laughter"
July 24 at 8:10PM
Dog Abuse in Progress finished third in the contest "Witty animal 5-7-5 contest"
July 17 at 12:10PM
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained finished second in the contest "Cinquain Poetry"
July 16 at 1:10AM
Joy, An Emotion Everyone Relishe finished third in the contest "Emotions"
July 2 at 11:10PM
I Know the Ropes Now finished third in the contest "5-7-5"
June 30 at 2:10PM
The Sooner Learned The Better finished third in the contest "Write a Humorous 5-7-5"
June 26 at 8:10PM
The Puzzling Auk finished second in the contest "Bye Bye Blackbird"
June 18 at 12:10AM
Kittens Don't Have to Hunt finished third in the contest "Naani Poem"
June 16 at 9:10PM



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