Monthly Archives: April 2018

Spring…..?

Things that signal spring is either here or on the way: I saw people with big heavy coats on and people wearing shorts all in the span of 100 metres. My cycling club membership arrived in the mail. Grocery stores … Continue reading

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Confidence Building

I am not a total butterfingers, but I have very little belief in my ability to do certain things. This doesn’t stop me from doing them, but it does make me pause before starting them and it usually means things … Continue reading

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The Power of the Puppy

It really won’t matter if you are a cat person or a dog person or a no animals person. You should find something warm in this post. I got on the subway after work, much like I always do. It … Continue reading

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Random Things

On my way to meet my friends, a woman approached me on the subway.  It was after traditional dinner time, so I probably shouldn’t fault her for being heavily intoxicated.  She claimed to be a biker, but that didn’t really … Continue reading

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Worry

By now, most of you have read or seen what happened in Toronto Monday afternoon.  This is one reason why there was no Perfect Moment yesterday, and why there isn’t one today.  However, I feel the need to reflect on it a … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans….

So after writing about my plans and optimism, and doing some grocery shopping, I realized that the day was too good to waste and I decided to go out for a bike ride.   I didn’t want to get all … Continue reading

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Optimism

  I don’t know whether it is the spring like weather we are finally having, or the encouragement of one of my students., but I am filled with optimism for the cycling season. For the past three years, I have … Continue reading

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The Accent of my Inner Voice

Yesterday I watched a film that I had, but never got around to watching. Someone had given me the DVD several years ago.  I had put on an out of the way shelf and forgotten about it.  It could be … Continue reading

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Finally

I’ve been writing about green tea kitkats for quite a while now.  Usually I grab them when I am overseas, or when I can force my students to bring them to me, or when I get to an Asian food … Continue reading

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Compliment Received

Despite the weather, today was a pretty up day. In fact, I am a little hard pressed to choose Today’s Perfect Moment.  However, rather than lay them all out, I will pick one. Today, while leaving work, I found myself … Continue reading

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