Category Archives: adventure

Talking About Weather

The big talk in my classrooms on Friday was all about the weather. It was kind of like I was trapped in an ESL textbook from the 70s or 80s.  I enjoyed the irony….for a few minutes at least.  Then, … Continue reading

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It Has Begun….

Looking forward to the new year is one of the fun things that I can do on January first. Since I am not riddled with a massive hangover, it should be easier than usual. That’s a great word, should. It … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and Thank You

The New Year looms and I feel the pressure to write some fantastic end of year blog. Is it just me, or does every one of us feel the same way? I have read so many end of year wrap-ups … Continue reading

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With One Of My Best Friends

What you see is the precursor to the meal I had tonight with one of my best friends.  This was goulash soup, which was followed up with schnitzel and paprikash sauce for dipping.  Although it wasn’t exactly as my Oma … Continue reading

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The Bucket List of the Mundane

I was checking out Todd’s blog and he had a picture of a chalkboard that read “Before I die, I want to___________” written multiple times.  I responded with: …ride a hot air balloon. …drink coffee from the rooftop of a … Continue reading

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Seeking Your Advice

Readers, from far and wide, I appeal to you for some wisdom. I have a choice to make, but I am struggling to come up with the best solution.  I would love to hear what you think. I am planning … Continue reading

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Why I Go To the Library

One of my coworkers wondered why I kept getting books from the library. When I answered because they were free, she explained that her question was different.  She meant why didn’t I borrow the books electronically?  I could have waxed … 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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Learning The Meaning of Vicissitude

vi·cis·si·tude plural noun: vicissitudes a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant. “her husband’s sharp vicissitudes of fortune” synonyms: change, alteration, shift, reversal, twist, turn, downturn, variation; More inconstancy, instability, uncertainty, chanciness, unpredictability, fickleness, variability, … Continue reading

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I wish I Had Had The Time To Stop And Smell the Vegetables

Distance 63.33 km Elevation Gain 547 m Time 2h 53m I am not sure how I managed it, but I got out of bed and on the bike in time to make the Eagles Saturday morning ride. My work week … Continue reading

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