Category Archives: advice

Vacation Decided

My next vacation is decided. I had had several contenders for the trip (Laos, Sri Lanka, Chile, Peru and Colombia) and after much indecision and repetitive research, I have decided to visit Colombia on my next vacation. The usual culprits … Continue reading

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Riding with the B Group

On Friday, the topic of bucket lists came up. After some discussion and some correction, they asked me about mine and I explained that I don’t really have a lengthy bucket list, bur rather a lot of smaller interim goals.   … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Bike Shop

During lunch I braved the summer temperatures, the constructions, and the grumpy people at Yonge and Eglinton to visit a local bike shop. Normally, I like to save these things for after work, and I like to go to the … 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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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 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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Encouraging Someone To Write

While on Facebook, hitting “like” on many of my friends’ posts, I noticed that someone had left me a message. Since this happens as rarely on FB as it does on my phone, I took notice.  What I discovered was … Continue reading

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With One Of My Best Friends

What you see is the precursor to the meal I had tonight with one of my best friends.  This was goulash soup, which was followed up with schnitzel and paprikash sauce for dipping.  Although it wasn’t exactly as my Oma … Continue reading

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An ESL Home Run

“Wow! I asked every teacher I had to explain that to me and now I understand.  Thank you.” In case you’re not sure what you’ve just read, let me explain. That is the sound of an ESL teacher hitting a … Continue reading

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An Award Asks for Advice

This is not the post that I had planned on writing, and it probably isn’t the post I am expected to write. I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by View From The Back.  Please go check out the … Continue reading

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