Category Archives: accomplishment

Mother’s Day at the Ballpark

In case you didn’t know, where I live, Sunday was Mother’s Day. Having taught people from all over the world, I know that the second Sunday of May isn’t Mother’s Day everywhere–though I wonder why we weren’t able to agree … Continue reading

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The Easter Incident

I got to celebrate Easter and experience an exhilarating moment of sheer panic at the same time. It would be hard to call it Today’s Perfect Moment, but my nephews insisted that I write about it.  What kind of uncle … Continue reading

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So That’s What 900 Feels Like

It wasn’t until after I finished writing the blog–several hours after–that I realized I had hit a kind of milestone. The last blog was my 900th blog.  I know, I know, 1000 is the milestone and 900 is just the … Continue reading

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Catching Up (part one)

First and foremost, I just want to reassure my faithful readers that I have not given up blogging. I am still really into this.  I am still committed to this.  In addition to reassuring my faithful readers, I must also … Continue reading

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Advice from the Family

I am not sure how it came up, but my family were talking about my blog. Of course, they weren’t talking to me, but amongst themselves.  While they weren’t being critical, they were expressing their opinion about the topics of … Continue reading

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The Chair Chronicles

What led to this? Battered and scarred, and past your prime, definitely.  You’ve been put out to pasture to await your final resting heap. In my vision you were the chair upon which unread stories and chronicles were woven, rather … Continue reading

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Peeling Back Time

Several years ago I was at the Sunfest (a fantastic free world music festival) in London, Ontario and spotted one of my favourite professors.  I wanted to go and talk to him, tell him about his great teaching, and how … Continue reading

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The Bucket List of the Mundane

I was checking out Todd’s blog and he had a picture of a chalkboard that read “Before I die, I want to___________” written multiple times.  I responded with: …ride a hot air balloon. …drink coffee from the rooftop of a … Continue reading

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Some Life Updates–Whether you want them or not

Just thought I would catch you up on the things happening with me. Readers of this blog and people following my Instagram will know that I have often posted pictures of sunrises. In the summer months, my walk to the … Continue reading

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Setting the Alarm

And so the long weekend is over. I suppose I should question whether I used my time well. I suppose I should ask myself if I could have spent the day any better. I suppose I could have. I could … Continue reading

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