Category Archives: adversity

Ridiculousness Achieved

I am not a whiner about winter, but c’mon.  It’s April 14th.  I woke up to bird sounds when I looked to see if they had delivered the newspaper or not.  Birds were singing.  I took that as a pretty … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Adventures

Trying new foods and snacks is not a particularly daunting task, but it still takes some nerve.  I mean, if you buy something you hate, you feel like you wasted your money.  That might not weigh heavily on you, especially … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Winter

I forgot my phone and had to run back to my house to get it. If I didn’t have to enter my work hours, or keep up several games of Words with Friends, I probably would have left it and … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word

Being Awarded the Liebster Award It has been a while since I have participated in these blogging based awards. That is true if you don’t count my attempt to create my own award.  Sadly, that effort fell flat on its … Continue reading

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The Angkor Wat Day

After a noisy breakfast, we set out on the bikes.  We did some fantastic off road stuff–and I am glad I had two-sided pedals because being clipped in felt very precarious. We also toured a less than affluent neighbourhood and … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Aurora

I wish they had put a hole in the boards and not made me take this picture from the side through a chain-link fence.  Oh well.  There is still that little boy in me who can stop and look at … Continue reading

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A Choice of Two Moments

Commuting by bus affords one the opportunity to witness things that might otherwise go unnoticed. It is, therefore, not particularly unbelievable that so many of my stories come from my bus rides. Today, I have for you two. Both are … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Make You Mad Teacher

“I am sorry teacher, but I am going to make you angry,” my student said with a mischievous glimmer in his eye and a slightly crooked smile upon his lips. I feared that he was going to complain about my … Continue reading

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Beating Inertia

For any cyclists visiting this page, please read the last two paragraphs. With all the snow swirling around, in most circumstances, I would never have left my office unless it were time to go home.  That’s not entirely true.  I … Continue reading

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The Year that Will Be

I’ve finished taking apart last year (click here if you missed it) and now it is time to turn around and face the year will be. Before we begin, I want to direct your attention to the following blog because … Continue reading

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