Monthly Archives: July 2017

Follow up on the Bananas

I am sorry to bother you with some banality, but I feel that I must add more information to the whole banana imbroglio.***  Quinn, whose blog  I respect, wondered about the connection between the minions and bananas. Here are some … Continue reading

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Advertising Goes Bananas

As new trends in advertising go, I suppose this is not horrible.  Showing commercials before movies at the movie theatre  is horrible, playing commercials before YouTube videos is horrible, and having flat screens showing commercials above urinals at bars is–okay, … Continue reading

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On the Bus with Siddhartha

Maybe I’ve written too many posts about encounters with people and their books. While this blog is not Today’s Perfect Books, it isn’t surprising that literature so often creates perfect moments for me.  My degree is in English Literature (all … Continue reading

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Cameraderie on the Commute

I frequently write about my commutes because they are often filled with interesting characters, (beautiful, frustrating, or weird) or they are composed of somewhat undecipherable random events. Though this might give you a rather skewed view of my ride to … Continue reading

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When it Rains…..

Today’s Perfect Moment is the smell of rain. In my somewhat tired and sore state, I will do my best to explain it to you. By some mysterious grace of the universe, I was spared the drenching that accompanies the … Continue reading

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My Horoscope Suggested Recklessness Would Be Rewarded

I had been admiring the tattoo on one of my fellow long distance commuters for quite a number of rides. I had never gotten a good look at it because she was usually sitting quite far away.  I did sit … Continue reading

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We Will Rock You

Let’s cut right to the chase. Last night’s Perfect Moment was getting to see and hear Brian May of Queen’s mini guitar solo (this isn’t the right word for it, but I am not particularly musical in nature and don’t … Continue reading

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One Perfect Sound

When I think of Perfect sounds, naturally (a slightly unintended wordplay), I think of rain and wind. Those are sounds that are beautiful and powerful.  Out in a tent or cabin, maybe because they are both immediate and possibly disastrous, … Continue reading

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Grace Amid the Pain

Somehow, I have managed to injure myself. The calf muscle on my left leg and the sole of my left foot, at strange intervals, throb.  I assume this has to do with my cycling, but I don’t know why?  I … Continue reading

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Cycling, Meeting Triathletes, and Other Encounters

Today’s Perfect Moment is a bunch of short things that I will elaborate on. After a week’s hiatus, I was back on the bike bright and early Saturday morning. It looked like it was going to rain, but luckily did … Continue reading

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