Monthly Archives: October 2020

The Things You Notice

It struck me as rather weird, but perhaps you will disagree. I just thought I should relate it because it has been rattling around in my brain and writing it down is the best way to exorcise it. The other … Continue reading

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A Little Warmth

As October draws to a close, the weather, predictably, has started to cool down. While I haven’t broken out a jacket, I have done some things to adjust to the changing temperatures. The best of these, and incidentally Today’s Perfect … Continue reading

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A Leaf to Inspire

My students seemed very anxious about the winter this week. Though I sometimes paint evil pictures of shoulder high snowdrifts and temperatures which come close to absolute zero for students who come from tropical countries, I don’t want them to … Continue reading

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….and Nothing

When you’ve got a “to do” list that is more like a “to do” book, and when you suspect that there might have to be a second volume to this book, then you’ve got two choices. You can either get … Continue reading

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A Moment Later and…

The slightly cooler weather is no deterrent to using the barbecue. In fact, if I use my father as an example, he routinely uses the barbecue in sub-zero temperatures surrounded by snow mounds. I have done the same, and I … Continue reading

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Belated Thanksgiving

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  Remember, even if you celebrate it later in the year, there is nothing wrong with celebrating it now too.  We all need as many good things as we can. Like most of you (hopefully) … Continue reading

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Getting to Use the Big Screwdriver

Sometimes, when you buy a set of tools, as opposed to individual tools, there are going to be things in that set that you rarely use.  We all know this and accept this because the price of the set probably … Continue reading

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Small Victories

Today’s post is in celebration of small victories. This one can either be considered a victory over technology or a victory over poor workmanship. I am not sure, but feel free to comment and let me know what you think. … Continue reading

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Brown-Eyed Girl

Like all of my posts, I start writing them in my head first. I sometimes fixate on a phrase. Sometimes it is a single word. I’ve rewritten whole paragraphs because I wanted to include a particular word and I was … Continue reading

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A Calm in the Morning

I woke 40 minutes before my alarm. Sometimes when this happens, I feel as though I have been cheated out of sleep. I feel as though I won’t get back to sleep. Also, no less significantly, I am sure a … Continue reading

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