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Saying No

For a positive blog such as this, it’s rather hard to explain that Today’s Perfect Moment is all about saying no. Not shouting it in a loud defiant voice, but merely asserting oneself. Here’s the background. I work.  I am … Continue reading

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Cider with Hemmingway

The end of my day became very social. While waiting for a friend to have some drinks with, I was invited to have drinks with some other friends.  I think that is what they call a “win-win” situation.  Although both … Continue reading

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It’s Elementary

  There’s a certain adrenaline rush when you’re in front of a new class. New teachers will be better acquainted with it than old ones.  They will probably mislabel it fear, but that isn’t a reason to distrust their descriptions.  … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business and Succumbing to Nostalgia

I am not really sure why I found myself in this situation today. I mean, I know I didn’t rake up all the leaves last fall, but I don’t know why.  Perhaps, I got lazy.  Perhaps, I was busy.  For … Continue reading

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Dominoes Fall…and Drinks are Served.

In life, cliche though it may be, dominoes fall and bring about windfalls and misery. This moment, or any moment, is the result of a myriad of events and choices.  Some form a very linear path and others form a … Continue reading

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Early to Rise Yields a Surprise

I can not say whether I am entirely a night person or a morning person. If I have to get up, I do.  Though I might feel sleepy at 9, I am doing stuff at 12 or 1, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Rain Rain Go Away….

I had several different options for Today’s Perfect Moment. One of my students was kind enough to make some sort of chocolate truffle treat.  It provided a really nice pick me up in the morning.  Also one of my colleagues … Continue reading

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The Price of Procrastination

Have you ever had one of those tasks that you really want to get done, but just never seem actually get it done?  Maybe, there isn’t enough time.  Maybe, it’s contingent on getting another job done.  Maybe, it has been so … Continue reading

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Does Wireless Make Better Work?

For the longest time, I was a desktop person.  I never really wanted a laptop computer.  I kept the computer in an upstairs room, quite a distance from everything else.  I guess I bought into the whole “home office” idea. … Continue reading

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May 26, 2014 Cat Coincidences

Today’s perfect moment came about when I realized that the already small world I live in is in fact even smaller than that.  The fact that those already miniscule gaps were bridged by pets was rather comforting. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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