Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Number Effect

It’s funny how we attach significance to numbers. Numbers like ten look good. Numbers like 25 and 50 look good. Numbers like 100 seem so large by comparison. This is especially so when we are talking about personal milestones. Where … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Cooler Weather

Originally posted on Tons of Hobbies:
Cycling seems to have taken over most of my hobbies this past summer. While I have done other hobby things, I have put more passion, time and energy into cycling. My strength and stamina…

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Epic Tour, Epic Rain, Epic Wind

The Epic Tour is over and I just thought I would try to sum up my thoughts on the whole endeavour. The Weather The Epic Tour had epic rain and epic wind. It also had a wet parking lot and … Continue reading

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Packed for the Big Ride

Tomorrow is the culmination of my cycling summer. My ride is only 125kms, but it should test me and my stamina. If it rains, it will also test my balance. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. I am hoping to take … Continue reading

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Nostalgia, Thy Name is Ramen

This is the story of how I ended up eating a bowl of spicy ramen instead of sitting on the couch watching the baseball game. This is the story of indulging in nostalgia while indulging in a meal. Don’t read … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Cake Box

Not getting a seat on the bus, though rare for me, is both frustrating and eye opening. When seated, I usually face forward, catching glimpses of people in my peripheral vision. The negative of standing, besides being more tiring after … Continue reading

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Reading Too Much into a Reading Bias?

Do I have a reading bias? If I do, is that really a bad thing, or just a preference, much like having a genre preference? I have never really concerned myself with these questions, but several things have prompted me … Continue reading

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