Monthly Archives: July 2019

Shorthand

I left my house under a cloudy sky that threatened and then delivered rain. It was an inauspicious start to the day and one that would irrevocably influence Today’s Perfect Moments.  It didn’t cancel them, but it profoundly affected them, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Post in Doubt

The title says it all.  I am going to see Queen tonight and I will probably get back too late to post anything–unless I am so completely hyped up that the ride home can’t knock me out. This will be … Continue reading

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A Saturday Morning with No Bike Ride

Usually at this time of day on a Saturday, I am enjoying my post ride drink and mentally preparing to regale you with tales of the ride. Sadly this is not the case today.  Sadly too, I cannot put the … Continue reading

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Goodbyes

I’ve grown a pretty thick skin over the years of watching students say goodbye to me and to one another. It isn’t coldness, but rather a kind of acceptance.  I like my students while they are here, but I know … Continue reading

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Like a Free Bookstore

Today’s Perfect Moment is rediscovering the library. For the past couple of months, I have been on a bit of a reading lull. It isn’t so much that I haven’t been reading, I just haven’t been as aggressive with it … Continue reading

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Getting Positive Email

  It was kind of a humdrum kind of day. It was so humdrum that I had to use an antiquated word like that to describe the day. I almost had to break out the “ennui”–but I couldn’t go that … Continue reading

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A Spot of Lunch

Today’s Perfect Moment is all about getting treated to a Sunday lunch. After some shopping and looking around the mall, we headed to our scheduled destination and a sushi lunch.  Normally, I am a sashimi kind of person, usually ordering … Continue reading

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Riding with the B Group

On Friday, the topic of bucket lists came up. After some discussion and some correction, they asked me about mine and I explained that I don’t really have a lengthy bucket list, bur rather a lot of smaller interim goals.   … Continue reading

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Letting Someone in on the Secret

Today’s Perfect Moment is a continuation of yesterday’s Perfect Moment. I wrote about being let in on the secret of the rooftop garden/patio. Today, I shared that with my girlfriend.  On our way back home, I told a little white … Continue reading

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A Secret

Do you ever feel like someone’s got the secret, but their not letting you in on it? Do you get told about insider deals, only to follow their instructions and not find the deals?  It seems like others know how … Continue reading

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