Category Archives: advice

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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From This Day Forward

First and Foremost Happy New Year everyone. It is bittersweet saying it, but I want to start off the year positively. Though I know turning the page in the calendar isn’t the end of the pandemic and really doesn’t change … 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

Posted in 2020, advice, Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, blog, blog posts, blogging, blogposts, followers, growing your blog, perfect moment, reflection, Reflections, thanks, travel writing, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

How Did That Happen?

I think I broke my mouse.  More correctly, I think I wore my mouse out.  How did that happen? This revelation isn’t as dramatic as you think.  It didn’t just stop working.  It works, but it just doesn’t work as … Continue reading

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The Future is Coming

As I get over the hump in another week of online teaching, I have had some time to reflect and wonder what will come of all this.  I don’t mean the virus and the impact prolonged social distancing will have.  … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

I did something very adventurous yesterday.   I went paragliding.  I took a 4k video of it,  but I won’t be able to load it up until I get back. This is something I have wanted to do for a long … Continue reading

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Swapping Travel Stories

Today’s Perfect Moment is a simple one. One of my coworkers is going to Vietnam and Cambodia in the upcoming months.  He is very excited about it.  He knows that I have visited both of those countries and really enjoyed … Continue reading

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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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