Category Archives: coffee

And So It Ends

    My last full day in Costa Rica was a free morning with the promise of a long car ride back to San Jose in the afternoon. One of my fellow travellers recommended a place not too far from … Continue reading

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Listening Gets You Free Stuff

A co-worker was lamenting the state of Christmas. It was not the commercial aspect that everyone seems to always grumble about (and do nothing about)  but rather the state of her own family Christmas and gift giving traditions. Unlike a … Continue reading

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A Coffee Moment

    You generally won’t find me sitting around in coffee shops. It isn’t that I never patronize them, but rather I am more of a beer with a friend than a coffee with a friend.  I have also watched … Continue reading

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A Simple Sandwich

Today’s Perfect Moment is a celebration of one of the simpler things in life. The day held very little in the way of either excitement or controversy.  I spent time folding clothes trying to get information about flights to the … Continue reading

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Absurdly Complicated Names

Today has been full of little bummers, and although I need a perfect moment, I really wasn’t planning on writing anything. However, I came across a photo I took the other day, and it made me chuckle inwardly…..and outwardly.  This … Continue reading

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When to Slap the Teacher

If I ever say I am jealous of the gifts some teachers receive, please slap me… hard. Not only is jealousy wrong, but I have nothing to be jealous of.  Lately, people have given me so many compliments and so … Continue reading

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Are These Popular Again?

When I was young, the most popular souvenir seemed to be the Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt. I saw them everywhere.  I saw them on old people, young people, men, women, and children. The locations varied from London and Paris to … Continue reading

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Playing Hooky

I played hooky from school today. I know I am the teacher, and technically it isn’t hooky, but it feels so much better to say it that way. It means all the indulgences of today (a couple of which I … Continue reading

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Coffee Cups and Confrontations

It is a scene I see to often. A person, standing in front of the subway door, leaning ever so slightly forward as if they are going to spring out the doorway and dash up the steps as soon as … Continue reading

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