Monthly Archives: October 2019

Laughing at Oneself

Sometimes you have to laugh when the joke is on you. In fact, maybe it is the most important time to laugh.  Maybe.  This is what I was thinking when the universe played a joke on me Wednesday evening. You … Continue reading

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What a Gorgeous Day

I was so productive this morning that I left later than usual for the bus. Though later than usual, I was certain I wouldn’t be late for my actual job.  It was with this, rare, relaxed feeling about my mid … Continue reading

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Overhearing a Student

When winter starts to make itself known, student numbers go down. As a result, fewer classes are taught, fewer teachers are needed, and teaching assignments can change.  This is as close to a universal truth as I can get. What … Continue reading

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Shaking Things Up

I wish I could write a blog that sums up the weekend so precisely that no other weekend summary would even come close.   Saturday started out nicely with conversations, food, and even a bit of grocery shopping.  Sadly, both … Continue reading

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Receiving a Card

I received this beautiful card with some warm and wonderful handwritten comments inside from a lovely student. It is nice to be appreciated and I am glad the student was so successful. It was Today’s Perfect Moment.

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Thank You Christine

I am not sure anybody really knows what my job is like. Actually, that sentence probably fits for a lot of people out there.  I have no idea what an actuarial does. It has taken years for my family to … Continue reading

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Overcoming Transit Woes

On a day that featured transportation problems both going to and leaving work, I truly needed a Perfect Moment to rescue me from the grumpy moods I was bound to be in. Luckily, I found one at each end of … Continue reading

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View From My Window

My students were deep into an interesting discussion about learning strategies, learning experiences, and teachers, when I spotted something outside my window.  Just like when I pass a construction site, there is something that made it hard to look away. This … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

It was a perfect day for a bike ride…but I had other plans. I do not regret missing the last ride of the season because after the cold that was Saturday, I really didn’t expect to get out on the … Continue reading

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Apples Are Next

I tried to fight the good fight.  I tried to persevere.  I know in my heart of hearts that advertising on bananas is wrong. Alas, they have been more persistent. They have repeated their actions time and time again; thumbing … Continue reading

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