Category Archives: taking chances

Meeting One’s Heritage

We had an untraditional Father’s ay….or maybe it really wasn’t in celebration of Father’s Day, but it was in there somewhere. So, in an effort to learn more about our roots and connect with people we went to a meeting … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

There is an Asian supermarket near my house. I am sure I have written about it before.  I go there to grab Japanese candy, (as Heide knows I like so much) samosas, Vietnamese coffee, chocolate milk, lettuce, rye bread, and … Continue reading

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The Woman With The Painting

I am a victim of curiosity. I was on the bus, waiting for it to depart, and not really paying attention to my surroundings. After a week of disinterested reading, I finally found something that held my attention.  It was … 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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Opportunity Lost

They closed Apache. I don’t know who they are, but they closed it. It is gone. All that remains are the imperfections in the concrete or stucco showing the outline of where the letters used to be.  Soon, as some … Continue reading

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Suddenly, It Has Become So Very Real

Earlier this year, probably in the middle of March, I signed up to ride 125 km.   There were longer alternatives (165 and 140 to be exact) and there were shorter alternatives. How I settled on 125 is not overly clear … Continue reading

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My Last Beer in PEI

The last beer in the sampler pack is a honey brown.  Like the current fruit trend (lime and apple) in beer, I remember when honey was all the rage in making beer.  When it was new and different, everyone raved … Continue reading

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Another Beer in PEI

Since a lot of people seemed to “like” my last post, I have decided to post another beer in PEI post. Another beer in my Gahan sampler was Island Red.  It is a red ale with 5.3% alcohol.  It tasted … Continue reading

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The Kit Kat Phenomenon Revisited

This post is not so much about the better me as it is about things that intrigue me.  As I wrote before in a previous post, which you can see if you click here, I have a fascination with the … Continue reading

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Challenging the Food Rut

Part of the quest for the better me is a quest to eat better and eat different.  The better is pretty obvious, but the different is somewhat less so.  In most things in life, I really like change.  I don’t … Continue reading

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