Monthly Archives: May 2016

Ink

My student came to class yesterday sporting her new tattoo. This is the student from my Wisdom post a couple of days ago.  I think it looks quite good. I am fascinated by tattoos. Maybe it was after watching too … Continue reading

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Survival of the Less Fit

It was a tough day on the bike today. The first 40kms went okay, but the last 45 were particularly hard.  I could make excuses like a stronger head wind, but the truth is…my fitness level has suffered over the … Continue reading

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When Getting Chinese Food

When it comes to food delivery, I would rather go and pick it up than have it delivered. It is less of a tip thing, and more of a hate waiting in my house for someone to arrive thing.  I … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Students

 It is amazing how an offhanded comment by one student can really start me thinking–can really start a tumble of dominoes in my mind. Shortly before class on Friday, while wondering aloud where some of the more punctual students were, … Continue reading

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A Moment Lacking Perfection

I almost missed the signs. The day started out okay, but maybe I got too ambitious. Maybe I just wanted to do too much.  Maybe, I should have realized that the day had other plans for me. I got to … Continue reading

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Waking Up to Bad News

So, one of the first things I hear on the radio is that Gord Downey of the Tragically Hip has terminal brain cancer. It has been a terrible year. David Bowie, Prince…. while it would be a bit much to … Continue reading

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Consequences of Commuting Choices

For anyone who ever wondered what difference could it make if I took this bus or the next one, I offer this cautionary tale. My bus line has three different busses. The first is a short turn bus that only … Continue reading

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Road Trip

I had a rather quick road trip recently. I drove to PEI and flew back rather quickly.  In between that I managed to fix a toilet, scrub and paint a room, reattach some doors, eat some food, drink some PEI … Continue reading

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Today’s Perfect Moment is the result of a late night text. As I write that, I realize you might get the wrong idea. An old friend, who I only get to see rarely invited me to the baseball game. It … Continue reading

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Discussions I Find Myself In

Today, I decided to take a look at my blog stats. These are the things I learned: Although I though I was rather prolific last year, I have already written more posts than I did last year. I have already … Continue reading

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