Monthly Archives: August 2020

Finding Refuge

Based on the anecdotes I have read or heard, I am not really following the classic pattern of this pandemic. I am watching less TV rather than more. I have not exhausted Netflix. I have managed to watch a few … Continue reading

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On the Bike

I haven’t been out on the bike recently. It’s been a combination of things. I took a few rides that saw me trailing badly off the back. I seem to be fine for the first 50kms, but struggle after that. … Continue reading

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Some Reading Material

While it didn’t happen today, it is recent enough that I don’t mind writing about it. It may sound funny, but since we are still in lockdown, maybe it won’t. I was finally able to check some books out of … Continue reading

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Resolution To One Issue

In case I left anyone hanging by not concluding my story about my poorly functioning mouse, I just wanted to clue you in on the resolution. I was pretty sure I was going to get a replacement, I just didn’t … Continue reading

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Dreams

Just before I woke up, I had this weird dream.  I was back in the teacher’s room at school getting ready for class.  All the other teachers were there and doing their best to talk about anything besides teaching.  They … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Revision

If you have already read yesterday’s Perfect Moment, it should be clear what this image is all about.  I decided to take my coffee on the deck this morning and luckily for me, the leaf was still there and still … Continue reading

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A Funny Story

And today we will barbecue.  When I type it like that, it sounds so momentous and profound, or at least as profound as grilling meat can be.  Though it really isn’t me, I have seen people take it to an … Continue reading

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Climbing a Hill

Sometimes responsibilities pile up and I can’t get out on the bike.  Sadly, not getting out on the bike can become a habit like getting out on the bike is.  If you leave it too long, one day you find … Continue reading

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Last Teacher Standing

Even before the whole Covid 19 thing hit, my work had experienced a downturn in student enrollment.  That it came after finally securing a CBA struck me as ironic because people who expected that unionization would secure their jobs were … Continue reading

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How Did That Happen?

I think I broke my mouse.  More correctly, I think I wore my mouse out.  How did that happen? This revelation isn’t as dramatic as you think.  It didn’t just stop working.  It works, but it just doesn’t work as … Continue reading

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