Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Trials and Tribulations of a Saturday Cyclist

When I woke up this morning, I checked the weather forecast on my phone. This is something I rarely do because regardless of whether it is hot or cold, the thermostats in both the bus I take to work and … Continue reading

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Cool Morning

I know people aren’t going to agree, or even like what I am going to write for Today’s Perfect Moment. It isn’t going to be popular.  I expect a flood of negatives and only a handful of readers who agree.  … Continue reading

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Not When I Got to My Stop.

There were several candidates for Today’s Perfect Moment. I saw a Canadian actress on the subway–or I at least thought I did. I am (now) unsure as to whether I “recognized” her or just felt that I knew her from … Continue reading

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Two Parts of a Perfect Moment

Today’s Perfect Moment comes in two parts. The first is seeing my new student role his foldable bike into my classroom. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I love bicycles and anything to do with bicycles.  Seeing a decent … Continue reading

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Unintentionally Intentionally

Today’s Perfect Moment falls into that weird category of unintentionally intentionally happy little things. If you’re confused, all I can do is ask you to read on. On Friday, as a treat to myself, or perhaps as the dessert to … Continue reading

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A Look at Sharing

I don’t know what it is inside of us that wants other people to like what we like. At my most pessimistic, I think it has something to do with our own insecurities and our need for external validation.  At … Continue reading

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The Dog Who Wanted a Coke

If there’s one thing I am sure of, it is that my girlfriend loves dogs. She gets pretty excited when she sees one “in the wild”–this could be anywhere, and includes being on a leash.  The thing is that her … Continue reading

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At the Bookstore

I have been reading more lately and this has had some positive consequences. My commute has become more tolerable and I am feeling a bit like my old self–before I got tired of reading and just wanted to spend my … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Rains

There was an odd kind of symmetry to my day involving rain. When I got to the subway stop nearest my work, it was raining, despite not raining before that.  When I left work, it rained on my walk back … Continue reading

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Pizza for Breakfast

I am still catching up on Perfect Moments, and I think I am almost there. Over the weekend, I took some time to rest, and hopefully finally get rid of this cold that has been plaguing me for weeks. Somewhere … Continue reading

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