Category Archives: weather

Air in the Tires, Air in my Soul

Yesterday, I went to the cycle store to pick up my new bib. If you are following this blog, you might remember that my cycling bib died a horrible death.  I don’t know whether it was shock, weather, or research … Continue reading

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Mystery on a Rain Soaked Evening

On a rain soaked evening, entering the bus terminal building, I wasn’t surprised to see things wrapped in plastic. In fact, I would have been more surprised not to see them.  In my case, I had my library book (W.O. … Continue reading

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When You Can’t See Out the Bus Window

It would have been easy to cast this day aside. The weather was hardly cooperating and my students took the “it’s Monday” thing to a whole new level.  When one colleague asked me about that rhyme involving April showers and … Continue reading

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Unexpected Redemption

On this rain soaked, missed bus, unmotivated student kind of day the need for a Perfect Moment is keenly apparent. The whole purpose of the Perfect Moment is to rescue this rather blah day from itself. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Perfect Saturday

My sister, perhaps jokingly, perhaps not, remarked that my blog about Perfect Moments has seemed to have veered from its initial premise. I am perhaps over articulating her words.  “Your blog hasn’t been about Perfect Moments lately,” is what I … Continue reading

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My Mind Shrugged

Today’s Perfect Moment is a moment that most people wouldn’t dare nominate for the prestigious title. Even before you get to it, based on the picture, you’re probably shaking your head.  I don’t blame you.  I need to turn the … Continue reading

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Getting Out on the Skis

It seems like February second it one of my annual ski days.  Fresh air, cool breeze, short wait times at the lift. What could be better?

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The Sprain, The Rain and The Pain

Picking Today’s Perfect Moment is sometimes easy and sometimes quite difficult. Lately, I think I pick things which are meaty in atmosphere.  These are things that when I recall them later in the day take time to unfold in my … Continue reading

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A Perfect Moment in Three Parts

Today’s Perfect Moment is broken down into three different things. It would be wrong of me to call them equally perfect, so I won’t.  They were different and might require some time to hash out.  Oddly enough, citing them chronologically … Continue reading

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Beating Inertia

For any cyclists visiting this page, please read the last two paragraphs. With all the snow swirling around, in most circumstances, I would never have left my office unless it were time to go home.  That’s not entirely true.  I … Continue reading

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