Monthly Archives: April 2016

Wonderful Japanese Chocolate Moment

Today’s Perfect Moment is a no-brainer for me. The only concern I had was whether it was going to be Friday’s Perfect Moment or Saturday’s Perfect Moment. On Friday, one of my students brought me a box….container….package of Japanese chocolates. … Continue reading

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How Long is 30 Minutes?

  A student from one of the classes I substituted for recently asked me “how long is half an hour?” Having patience, I quickly answered that it was 30 minutes.  I walked away from the encounter thinking I had answered … Continue reading

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In the Eye of the Beholder

Today’s perfect moment arrives without benefit of a picture. Hopefully, I can conjure up a mental one. I had worked late and was physically and mentally tired. My book could get my attention, but couldn’t keep it. I had survived … Continue reading

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That Which is Left When Ranting Is Done

This is the better half of Today’s Perfect Moment. If you want to hear the rant laden whiny tirade that preceded it, please click here. Despite many of my student’s distinct dislike of baseball, I don’t mind an afternoon at … Continue reading

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Today’s Very Imperfect Moment–or the Bobble Head that Got Away

I’ve got to break up Today’s Perfect Moment into two today. That is because amidst the perfect, I need a moment to rant about great injustices.  I cannot always right the wrongs, but I can stand up and let my … Continue reading

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Alma Mater

I don’t want to be a person who lives in the past. I want to embrace today and tomorrow as best I can.  However, forgetting the past and either its trials or triumphs would be rather unfair and probably unwise. … Continue reading

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Glass Bottle Indulgence

I shouldn’t brag about drinking pop or soda (a myriad of names for carbonated sugar water), but there is something to be said for a  drink like rootbeer. My students hate it.  They liken it to medicine or vicks vap-o-rub.  … Continue reading

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Mystery solved

You know how when you’re doing a jigsaw puzzle, you come down to the end and you discover that there’s a piece missing. Well, while walking to the library, I found it.  Contact me and I will send it to … Continue reading

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A Slow Ride

The weather promised to be good and more importantly, I promised to be good. That meant that I would get a much earlier start to the cycling year than I did last year.  So, to that end, I awoke rather … Continue reading

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Finally

Finally. That is the word of the day. Finally, it seems as if Spring is really here. Finally, I could say it was a beautiful day. Finally, I felt like I would rather be on my bike than at work…okay, … Continue reading

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