Monthly Archives: January 2021

Choosing to Walk

Going grocery shopping today, I had the choice of taking the car or going on foot. The choice was less about distance and more about temperature. However, weighing all things, exercise was chosen over comfort. Also, it was good to … Continue reading

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Making Connections

I have been following people on YouTube for years. I follow people who make travel videos, woodworking videos, cycling videos, hack videos, and countless others. At the beginning, I followed a lot of JVloggers. This is a term given to … Continue reading

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Taking Requests

I don’t know how often I say it to students, but I feel like it is more often than should be necessary. I always tell the students that they can bring any questions about English they have to me. Mostly … Continue reading

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Hidden Amid the Junk Mail

The mail carrier arrived during my break time today. I grew up thinking that mail carriers had a pretty set routine. They wouldn’t arrive at exactly the same time every single day, but they would be within some kind of … Continue reading

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Busy Man

I have been accused (mostly by myself in moments of self-criticism) of not using time wisely. I don’t mean that I am always late for things. That is almost never the case. Instead, I mean that when I have time … Continue reading

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The Laundry List

Having not written for a few days, I have a bunch of things to declare as Perfect Moments, even if I cannot specify on which days they occurred. I showed my girlfriend a few episodes of Hell’s Kitchen. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Inertia

When work finished, and all student questions about homework had been answered I took a few moments to watch a bunch stuff on YouTube to relax and wind down. Actually, my student sent me a link to a Bruce Lee … Continue reading

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Hockey is Back

It was good to have hockey back today. Opening nights are supposed to be festive and full of both nostalgia and future thinking. There was very little of that. I guess Covid 19 has kicked that in the ass–and pretty … Continue reading

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The Difference between Slacking and Taking a Break

Today’s Perfect Moment is an easy one. I didn’t sleep well and was tired and dragging all day. I knew I wasn’t going to accomplish as many things as I set out to do. I wrote my to do list … Continue reading

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Like a Kid in a Candy Store

I stopped in at the bike store on my way to pick up my girlfriend. I actually went into the plaza area for something else, but noticed that they were open–and this is no mean feat because several places I … Continue reading

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