Monthly Archives: August 2018

Apocalypse Child Review

I generally gravitate more towards fiction than non-fiction. I also usually post these reviews in the “What I’ve Read” section of the blog.  I guess some things have to change. I was browsing the new books at the library when … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Group Ride

I titled this the small group C ride on Strava.  Basically, there were only 3 of us in group C today.  All previous group C riders seem to have graduated to the B group.  It was kind of a bummer, … Continue reading

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When Students Draw

I am rather late getting to Friday’s Perfect Moment, but it was a pretty tiring work week. I had to choose between writing the blog and getting to bed early so I would be fresher for Saturday morning’s ride.  Given … Continue reading

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Wisdom From The Chocolate Wrapper

  So Many of the things I consume are littered with words of wisdom. At one time, only fortune cookies contained useful bon mots.  These days I am finding them in my cough drops, on my cereal box, and today … Continue reading

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Some Life Updates–Whether you want them or not

Just thought I would catch you up on the things happening with me. Readers of this blog and people following my Instagram will know that I have often posted pictures of sunrises. In the summer months, my walk to the … Continue reading

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A Quiet Lunch

There are times when I crave noise and chaos. At those moments, there probably is no better place to be than the teacher’s room at an ESL school.  The personalities which make up that room run the gamut from A … Continue reading

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Saving a Turtle

Battling an illness for the past week has kept me off the bike. This week, though still not feeling one hundred percent, I decided to get out on the bike.  I chose the C group which turned out to be … Continue reading

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Smile Like You Know Me

  Today’s Perfect Moment is smiles. Twice today people smiled at me like they knew me, when I am quite certain that they didn’t.  My memory for people is not great since the sheer number of students I have had … Continue reading

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A Book From My Last Vacation

On my last trip to Vietnam, on the last real day of being there, I toured the War Remnants Museum.  I was pretty harrowing and ….. Anyway, I ended up going to a bunch of giftshops they had set up … Continue reading

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Rising from the Rubbish

I was having a rather blah kind of day. The morning sky was grey and I wasn’t entirely sure that I had packed my umbrella.  The commute was unremarkable and just seemed to drag on.  All of the same beautiful … Continue reading

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