Monthly Archives: December 2019

How My Day Was Like a Sandwich

Today’s two Perfect Moments nicely sandwich a particularly ugly part of my day. For you to fully understand, I am going to have to write about all three of them. The first Perfect Moment, or the bottom slice of bread … Continue reading

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Scenes from a Mall

Forgive me if this turns into a rant. I want to focus on Today’s Perfect Moment, but I suspect that things are going to turn as I type this. Today, I was out at a mall. We had multiple errands … Continue reading

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The Same Destination

Unlike other trips, I am trying to plan well ahead for my trip to Colombia.  Today, for example, I went for my vaccinations.  I consider this quite prudent and I am happy I did it.  It wasn’t as straightforward as … Continue reading

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A Night at the Movies

A long time ago….or maybe it was a little while ago. In actual fact, I don’t really remember when–but I remember the conversation quite clearly–my girlfriend wondered if I would go see Little Women with her.  At the time, I … Continue reading

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The Cat Upstages Christmas Dinner

So we did the Turkey thing at my place for a select group: my Mom, my Aunt, and my girlfriend.  Obviously, I was there too.  I can’t call it the full on Turkey thing because we didn’t have to stuff … Continue reading

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Waking up on the 25th

For those that celebrate, whether it be for religious or commercial reasons, or if it is just something you’ve always done, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.  I am not great on checking the calendar, but for … Continue reading

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Watching the Panic

With my shopping done, and, in fact, most of the gifts already opened by my family and loved ones, my mission to find the last stocking stuffer was a pretty simple one. My mother loves Japanese Milky candies and the … Continue reading

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Cyclists Spotted

Despite being December, the day was absolutely gorgeous. The sun was shining and the snow was melting.  The birds weren’t singing because they had long ago migrated to warmer climates.  It wasn’t balmy, but it was warmer than it had … Continue reading

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Christmas Three Days Early

Owing to a typical family situation, it isn’t possible for everyone to gather in one place on Christmas day. Families have branches and extensions and some broken branches.  The world is a hectic place and traffic has only gotten worse. … Continue reading

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Swiss Cheese

My sandwiches have become, and I do not use the word lightly, ……legendary. My coworkers talk about them, and even my students talk about them.  Tomorrow, I am taking one extra sandwich to give to my girlfriend.  While she has … Continue reading

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