Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Teaching Moment You Live For

A quick look at some of the blogs I follow tells me that some people are already in a reflective mood. Nothing wrong with that, but I think I am not ready for that and will save that for tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Snow Underfoot

Today’s Perfect Moment is a study in contrast. It is a bad moment giving way to a beautiful one. When I boarded the bus home, the snow that Bri has been looking for arrived in the form of ice pellets. … Continue reading

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Christmas Miracle or Christmas Irony?

  It would be pretty easy to call it Christmas carol irony, but that just seems so cliché. I turned on the CBC to hear some carols and was soon treated to that old standard  “I’m Dreaming of a White … Continue reading

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The Force Was with Me.

Today’s Perfect Moment should have been seeing Star Wars with my friends. It was an enjoyable evening at the movies that even spilling my rootbeer on my favourite shirt couldn’t dampen. In most circumstances, I would not hesitate to write (spoiler … Continue reading

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A Perfect Note

I was walking through the subway station, heading toward my bus. The transit system licenses buskers to perform in these walkways, hoping that they will liven up the atmosphere and make enough tips to continue their artistic endeavours.  There are … Continue reading

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A Break in the Gloom

  Under a gloomy sky I boarded my bus home. Despite warm temperatures that we rarely see in December, the mood was less than jovial.  People stared at their phones or closed their eyes, perhaps wishing the grey clouds away. … Continue reading

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Gift Giving Dilemas

I must admit, I like getting surprise gifts. I don’t want to know what is under the wrapping.  I want to experience that feeling of discovery.  However, there are two things that go with this.  The first is that this … Continue reading

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Cagney Double Bill

Having arrived home late last night, I was too tired to post yesterday’s Perfect Moment. That isn’t really a bad thing because it gave me a little time to reflect on it.  As many bloggers will attest, reflection pre and … Continue reading

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Getting Comfortable

Depending on who you talk to, the weather in my part of the world is either “quite warm for this time of year” to “where’s the snow already.” Whether you are hoping for frigid temperatures or enjoying what is happening, … Continue reading

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Sharing a Comic Strip

While reading a recent cycling magazine, they featured a comic written for cyclists and cycle commuters.  I found it funny enough that I wanted to share it with you–especially those of you who cycle.  I am not saying every strip … Continue reading

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