Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Right Way or Just a Better Way?

I need to write about something weird that happened to me.  I am not even sure if weird is the correct word.  Regardless, I feel the need to get it out there and generate some discussion about it.  I tried … Continue reading

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Weekend Coffee is a Different Animal

One great thing about a weekend morning, besides not having to heed the call of the alarm, is having time to drink my coffee.  Perhaps I should say savour my coffee–but that sounds a little pretentious despite being true. On … Continue reading

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Freecycling

What do you do when you want to get rid of an old television?  This was something I had to face this week.  Of course, I could have waited until e-waste day came.  I could have taken it to the … Continue reading

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Does Wireless Make Better Work?

For the longest time, I was a desktop person.  I never really wanted a laptop computer.  I kept the computer in an upstairs room, quite a distance from everything else.  I guess I bought into the whole “home office” idea. … Continue reading

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Worrying, not Crying, Over Spilt Milk

Do you believe in signs?  Do you see omens in daily things?  I am not really a believer in this kind of thing, but perhaps I should pause to consider. Once, a long time ago, a friend told me that … Continue reading

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The Students and the Snow

While I sometimes (read often) complain about my job, there are obviously some incredible moments.  Mostly these are “aha” moments when the light bulb goes on in my students’ heads and the finally understand something that they have been struggling … Continue reading

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The Grocery Store Conspiracy

The grocery store is trying to make me fat (or fatter). Don’t scoff!  Why else would they put ice-cream cones and chips on sale at the same time.  The only thing I don’t know for sure is if they are … Continue reading

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If You Snooze, You Lose

In the process of improving oneself, the setting of challenges seems to be a common theme. Things like don’t eat out next week or drink no soda.  I make them myself, but I don’t make too many.  This goes against … Continue reading

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Technology is great until it fails you…. or you fail it.

We live in an amazing world. We live in a world in which a normal clock radio knows when to change the time back from daylight savings time and does it without any prompting by the owner.  If only the … Continue reading

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Procrastination in the Modern Age

The quest for a better me includes the drive to get things done. In my usual world, I like to put things off.  I am not talking about big things, but just those small things that don’t take that much … Continue reading

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