Category Archives: travel

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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Not Finding the Perfect

  When you have a long weekend it is hard to find fault with it. When you have a day when you’d normally be working but you aren’t, it is hard to find fault with it.  If you have a … Continue reading

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Optimism

  I don’t know whether it is the spring like weather we are finally having, or the encouragement of one of my students., but I am filled with optimism for the cycling season. For the past three years, I have … Continue reading

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Paris-Nice Evokes Wanderlust

I happened to catch the end of today’s stage of Paris-Nice. I enjoyed it thoroughly.  While it is not an opinion that I have, I have heard that people find bike races quite boring.  Certainly it is more fun to … Continue reading

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Knocking Things Off My To-Do List

My to do list is full of a lot of mundane things. Little things need fixing, things need sorting, things need tidying….pretty much like anyone else’s list.  And much like anyone else, I am fantastic at not getting things checked … Continue reading

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And So I Walked

The therapy for leg, according to my doctor, is walk.  I was feeling a bit of cabin fever, so that is what I did.  As it turns out, it was a beautiful, not like winter at all, kind of day.  … Continue reading

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Sunshine

Becky at beckysopenbook was kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger award.  Even kinder, she did not burden me with a bunch of rules and regulations.  She merely asked for a sunshine story and some pictures.  How could … Continue reading

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Walking Tour Possibilities

Without the internet, we wouldn’t have this blog and we wouldn’t have email. It is truly fantastic.  However, when it gets right down to it, there is something special about regular snail mail.  There is something awesome about opening that … Continue reading

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Waiting In My Mailbox

I just got back. The laundry is in a pile, the bags are rudimentarily unpacked (i.e. clean stuff is scattered about on one side of the bed), the effects of lack of sleep have largely abated, my cat has acknowledged … Continue reading

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