Category Archives: literature

On the Bus with Siddhartha

Maybe I’ve written too many posts about encounters with people and their books. While this blog is not Today’s Perfect Books, it isn’t surprising that literature so often creates perfect moments for me.  My degree is in English Literature (all … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Loved Chopin

I find it awesome to meet someone with passion. I don’t always “get” what they’re passionate about, but I respect it.  I find it powerful and somewhat infectious.  You can see the energy rippling off them in waves.  Sometimes it … Continue reading

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Snow Underfoot

It was eerily quiet as I left the house this early morning, leaving me all to aware of the sound of the snow crunching underfoot. The ground was covered in a thin layer of white, reflecting the street lamps and … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Students

 It is amazing how an offhanded comment by one student can really start me thinking–can really start a tumble of dominoes in my mind. Shortly before class on Friday, while wondering aloud where some of the more punctual students were, … Continue reading

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When Reading Transcends

Today’s Perfect Moment is in celebration of reading. Reading is wonderful and I wish more people found it as amazing as I do.  Of course, writing this, I guess I am preaching to the choir.  If you’re reading this, you … Continue reading

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