Category Archives: adversity

From Where I am Standing

My current classroom has a few drawbacks. It’s size is larger than we need, so some students are too far away.  There also aren’t enough seating spaces for the students.  I suppose this is because the room is too narrow.  … Continue reading

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Premonition or Paranoia

Once again, circumstances prevented me from joining my Saturday morning ride. These were pretty good circumstances, so I really can’t blame anyone. Today’s ride assembled at the usual spot, and as Sunday’s seem to be, only the fast group came … Continue reading

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This Ride Had It All

I hadn’t done a Sunday ride with the Newmarket Eagles in quite a while–certainly not this year. When I first started with them, I always did the Sunday ride.  Somewhere along the way, I switched to the Saturday ride and … Continue reading

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We the North

The TV is all about the Raptors today. Basketball fever has well and truly taken hold of Toronto, and likely Canada.  Tonight the Raptor have a chance at the championship. I am not a huge basketball fan, but I have … 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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Remarks on the Passing of Time

In truth, I have no Perfect Moment for today. As a result, I will have to cling to yesterday’s Perfect Moment that I wasn’t able to write about because I needed a bit more time to process.  Thankfully, it is … Continue reading

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The Pacuare River

The next part of my Costa Rican adventure was a two day river rafting trip, with a one day interlude to either hike or relax. We departed our hotel before dawn.  This made for a quiet ride.  Most people were … Continue reading

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What I Learned Today

I learned two things today.  The first is that I can indeed jump off an eleven metre platform into a fast moving river.  The second is that I cannot drive/ride a quad atv to save my life. Early this morning … Continue reading

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Crisis Averted

Have you ever been in the line to board an airplane and you hear an announcement asking for volunteers to give up their seats for monetary compensation? Well, I didn’t notice that my boarding pass didn’t have a seat number … Continue reading

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The Modern Traveller

For most of my life, I have relied on Lonely Planet guidebooks to point the way when travelling. I don’t often use their recommendations to eat or hotels to stay at.  However, I like their important background facts on a … Continue reading

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