Monthly Archives: December 2020

YouTube Lends a Helping Hand

There seems to be a divide in my family when it comes to the importance of instructions. Some believe that they don’t need to be read unless absolutely necessary and some think they should be read completely before anything is … Continue reading

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Trying Out Zwift for the First Time

Today’s Perfect Moment is my first Zwift ride. For those not aware, Zwift is an online platform that allows you to simulate riding outdoors with a pretty cool interactive landscape. If you have the right equipment (and you don’t need … Continue reading

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What You Can Accomplish (when you don’t have to go to work)

There is something beautiful about waking up on a Monday morning and not having to get up and go to work–though these days “go to work” really means changing rooms in my house. I am off for this week and … Continue reading

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White Christmas

The idea of a white Christmas is immortalized in song and the idea is often expressed by my students–including those who lived in climates where a white Christmas would have been a sign of the impending apocalypse. It has never … Continue reading

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An Early Christmas Present to Myself

First and foremost, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to anyone celebrating anything. If you’re not celebrating anything or because of Covid you are not in the mood to celebrate anything, all I can say is that we are here for … Continue reading

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Learning Something Cool

I probably should have Googled it, but instead I let it rattle around in my brain. It wasn’t that I didn’t think I would find the answer, but rather that I didn’t think an answer existed. It turns out that … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Past Few Days (part two)

Facebook has this nifty little feature in which it reminds you of something you have done in years past. I don’t know what it’s called–memories? remembers? Whatever. The point is that I kind of like it. I am a sucker … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Past Few Days (part one)

So this morning, I painted my ceiling pink. Did that catch your attention? It probably shouldn’t have. It really isn’t shocking in 2020. Also, I should add that I thought I was painting my ceiling purple–at least that is what … Continue reading

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Thank You Everyone

I just wanted to write a quick, but sincere, thank you to everyone who read and responded to my last blog. Honestly, I don’t think anything I have written in the last year has garnered as many responses. Your ideas … Continue reading

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Promoting My Blog

I took a look at my yearly statistics this morning and realized that I was probably going to have fewer views this year than last. Every year up until this one, I have managed to grow my readership in all … Continue reading

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