Monthly Archives: August 2017

A Route Unfamiliar

Today I took the bus somewhere different. I took a route unfamiliar.  A first glance it might appear a minor thing.  Upon another glance, it might reveal itself quite differently. We are all creatures of habit, whether we believe it … Continue reading

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Sandwich Mindfulness

So often we are rushed. Rushed to do our work.  Rushed to make better use of our time.  Rushed to finish a project.  Rushed to finish work so we can rush home and rush around before going to bed. Today, … Continue reading

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WordPress Premium Questions

Once again, I find myself wondering if I should sign up for WP premium. It is party because I am running out of space, and partly because my numbers are consistent and on pace to double last years. It isn’t … Continue reading

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The Woman With The Painting

I am a victim of curiosity. I was on the bus, waiting for it to depart, and not really paying attention to my surroundings. After a week of disinterested reading, I finally found something that held my attention.  It was … Continue reading

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On Milestones

Recognizing and celebrating milestones is not something I am particularly good at. It isn’t that I don’t appreciate them it’s just that I don’t feel comfortable drawing attention to them.  While I think modesty and self-deprecation as good things, I … Continue reading

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Making the Teacher Speechless

Teaching a new class can be hard. You’ve got to walk into the room and win them over.  When the students’ level is lower, this is more theatrics, and slow and clear speaking.  When the class is quite advanced, this … Continue reading

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Indulging

Yesterday’s Perfect Moment was a bit of indulgence. After a morning of doctor appointments which only yielded further appointments, and a fruitless search at the library for something to read, I was ready for indulgence. I shouldn’t whine too much. … Continue reading

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Perspective

I have been suffering as of late from some sort of leg issue. I won’t go into any detail, as I hope it will be fully diagnosed and on the way to recovery quite soon.  However, it has kept me … Continue reading

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With the Best of Intentions

I am not sure this picture caught it well, and I had to rush to get my camera on, but basically, someone put a planter exactly where the bus door opens–two planters in fact.  Not only that, but the plants … Continue reading

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A Bag Spawns Thoughts Literary

When I read the book Time Was Soft There, I felt a kind of kinship with The Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. I cannot say if it was because of the writing, or just the idea of the place spoke to … Continue reading

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