Category Archives: morning

Epiphany

I have been exercising for the past few days (hold all applause until this actually becomes a real habit) I have come to notice a thing or two.  Because of various commitments (if work and social life can be so … Continue reading

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11 Degrees….11!

I have a small computer mounted on my bike. It is by no means the fancy Garmin or Wahoo system I lust after but can’t ever seem to find room in the budget for.  However, it does the job and … Continue reading

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Smile Like You Know Me

  Today’s Perfect Moment is smiles. Twice today people smiled at me like they knew me, when I am quite certain that they didn’t.  My memory for people is not great since the sheer number of students I have had … Continue reading

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No Need To Set The Alarm

I was doing all those things I normally do on a Sunday night.  I reached for the alarm clock to check the alarm time.  Over the weekend, I set it later than during the week.  During the week, I have … Continue reading

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On the Rebound

I seem to be bouncing back quickly from the cold I’ve got.  The brutal sneezes have stopped and the congestion seems to be tapering off.  Most importantly, my whole body doesn’t ache when I do the simplest of things.  Of … Continue reading

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Possibilities Unwritten

I left my house early this morning.  I was running late (probably because I was checking my phone when I should have been drinking my coffee and stuffing my yogurt into my lunch bag)  and felt very unsure of making … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

While walking, whether it be to the library, the Asian grocery store, through the parks and trails of my small town, or to the bus stop, I often come across things that set my imagination alight. This morning, before the … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Coffee Morning

There is something great about a day when I can drink my coffee slowly and reflect on the days past and the days ahead.  Today is Remembrance Day, so reflecting is definitely needed. This is so different from mornings when … Continue reading

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A Perfect Moment on the TTC

The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) doesn’t really have a good reputation. The system is plagued by outdated equipment, poorly designed stations, inefficiency, and a bad reputation.  They have hired someone to turn the thing around, and I think it is … Continue reading

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One Perfect Sound

When I think of Perfect sounds, naturally (a slightly unintended wordplay), I think of rain and wind. Those are sounds that are beautiful and powerful.  Out in a tent or cabin, maybe because they are both immediate and possibly disastrous, … Continue reading

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