Category Archives: atmosphere

The Pacuare River

The next part of my Costa Rican adventure was a two day river rafting trip, with a one day interlude to either hike or relax. We departed our hotel before dawn.  This made for a quiet ride.  Most people were … Continue reading

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Unexpectedly Perfect

After we got back from cycling and the rush it gave me, I expected the rest of the day would be just okay.  I was completely wrong on this front. Our guide offered his own personal tour.  He said it … Continue reading

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Sunset

A very relaxing day on the coast.

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Opting to Celebrate

It’s Sunday night and as an end to my weekend.  Rather than search for Today’s perfect moment, I am going to make it for myself.  A couple of Japanese chocolates should do the trick.  It’s much better to celebrate the weekend … Continue reading

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Not Only One…But Many

Today’s Perfect Moment is simply the day it was. Highlights include: Hearing Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here on the radio. Lots of sunshine that shone even as the rain fell. A delicious dinner meal. Finding some books at the … Continue reading

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Early to Rise Yields a Surprise

I can not say whether I am entirely a night person or a morning person. If I have to get up, I do.  Though I might feel sleepy at 9, I am doing stuff at 12 or 1, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Spied Through the Bus Window

Today’s Perfect Moment is the result of looking up from my book at the right moment. Sadly, I did not have my camera phone ready. I was minding my own business, reading The Girl on the Train, when I noticed … Continue reading

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A Sweet Thing

Today’s Perfect Moment occurred at the supermarket. It wasn’t free food.  It wasn’t an encounter with a beautiful woman in the produce aisle.  It wasn’t getting a shopping cart that rolled well–which is a rare enough feet that it could … Continue reading

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That Which is Left When Ranting Is Done

This is the better half of Today’s Perfect Moment. If you want to hear the rant laden whiny tirade that preceded it, please click here. Despite many of my student’s distinct dislike of baseball, I don’t mind an afternoon at … Continue reading

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Mine and Mine Alone

I live near the end of a bus line. This means that on most morning I have no problem getting a seat.  It might also mean that if I am not decisive upon entering the bus on the way home, … Continue reading

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