Category Archives: nostalgia

Evoking Memories

I don’t know if everyone is old enough to remember Welcome Back Kotter. I suppose it must come back from time to time in reruns–but in this Netflix age, perhaps that isn’t true anymore. I watched the show pretty faithfully … 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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Nostalgia

A long time ago, in the previous century in fact, I taught in Japan.  I taught in a small city jammed up into the corner created by the corner of Osaka and Nara Prefectures.  It had beautiful mountains that housed a huge … Continue reading

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Making Someone’s Day

Today was haircut day. And while I did get the most attractive hair stylist, that is not Today’s Perfect Moment.  Also, she did not manage to make me look like Brad Pitt, so that isn’t the Perfect Moment either.  The … Continue reading

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School Ties, Nostalgia….and Everything

The Western Mustangs won the Vanier Cup yesterday. For those not in the know, that is the Canadian University Football Championship.  As I went to Western, I both watched and celebrated the win. I try not to get too wrapped … Continue reading

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Three Conversations

Conversation one I had tarried at work, stealing a few minutes talking to someone who would soon be on the other side of the world, rather than racing home. Since our conversations always seemed effortless and those opportunities drawing to … Continue reading

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Just A Kid In A Toy Store

Alternatively, I could have called this finding a passionate salesclerk.   My niece’s upcoming birthday afforded me the opportunity to browse the toy store. Yes, I could have bought her clothes, but those years aren’t upon us yet.  She is … Continue reading

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On Phonebooks

While rummaging around, looking for things to purge, I came across an old personal phone book. I don’t know where I purchased it, because dollar stores didn’t exist back in those days.  It could have been some other discount chain, … Continue reading

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Are You Still on the Traveller’s High he asked.

I have been home a month from my vacation and one of my colleagues asked me if the “Traveller’s high” had warn off yet. I had to ask for clarification of what this was. He explained that when you came … Continue reading

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