Monthly Archives: July 2016

What Time Away from the Bike Teaches You

Some of you might have noticed that I took a week off of blogging. I didn’t really take a week off, but rather was working hard enough that blogging lost its priority status in my life.  Additionally, for totally different … Continue reading

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Lessons in the Grocery Aisles

Today, I learned that I have been doing grocery shopping all wrong. Usually, I make a list (or not) and wander throughout the supermarket hoping to remember to check the list and not be tricked into buying all the wrong … Continue reading

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What Others Say about Online Dating

One of my colleagues explained her online dating experiences to me while we took the subway to our destinations after work. It was a look into a world that so many have encouraged me to join. Since this was not … Continue reading

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Noticing the Barely Noticeable

I didn’t notice it at first, but maybe because it wasn’t that noticeable. Subtle differences in everyday life are not that distinctive.  A situation that is not identical every day is likely to not resonate differences mostly because it is … Continue reading

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You Really Want to be a Teacher?

The way they portray being a substitute teacher on TV and movies is either total anarchy that looks like a self contained riot, or the fateful connection that suddenly breaks through to those difficult but soulful students who were only … Continue reading

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New Sheets

I had planned to downplay Today’s Perfect Moment.  I had started to write something like an apology before I even got to the topic.  Something like “Today’s Perfect Moment is not that amazing”–but I’ve used that opening before.  Not only … Continue reading

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The Magic of Books

Books are fantastic. Not only do they let you travel to interesting words, they also allow you to meet people you might not.  I am not good at meeting women in bars, regardless of the amount of liquid courage coursing … Continue reading

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C is for Cookie

I’m not really into fashion…..okay, I am not into fashion at all on me, but can respect it on others (Loved Project Runway Junior for example).  Yesterday, upon entering class I saw my student so happily clad in what I … Continue reading

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Tennis Anyone?

Quite near my house, on my bus route in fact, there is an independent sports store which focuses on swimwear and tennis gear. Despite its specialization, or perhaps because of it, it has managed to survive the onslaught of bigger … Continue reading

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The Ebb and Flow of my Morning

Today’s blog post celebrates the ebb and flow of life, or more specifically as it relates to my day. Today was one of the few days when I could see the balancing act more clearly.  Today was a day when … Continue reading

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