Category Archives: appreciation

Receiving a Card

I received this beautiful card with some warm and wonderful handwritten comments inside from a lovely student. It is nice to be appreciated and I am glad the student was so successful. It was Today’s Perfect Moment.

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Banana Bread

It was a perfect day for a bike ride…but I had other plans. I do not regret missing the last ride of the season because after the cold that was Saturday, I really didn’t expect to get out on the … Continue reading

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What Others Help Me Appreciate on Canada Day

Here it is Canada Day and I really haven’t done much reflecting. I’ve been alternating between productivity and procrastination all day.  Now, being mostly done, and having poured a beer, I guess I should get down to it. Like everyone, … 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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Unfamiliar

There’s this tree. It grows on someone’s corner lot not too far from my house.  Normally, it evokes no other response than, “it’s a tree.”  However, early in the morning, just as I peered at it, it seemed different.  Its … Continue reading

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Over Easy

Cooking shows have come a long way since the early days of television. I especially remember Wok with Yan on Canadian TV.  It was a much simpler time and so different from things like Hell’s Kitchen, Top Chef, and the … 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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Getting Sick

Thank you everyone for reading about my adventures in Costa Rica.  Your comments and encouragement were especially rewarding.  I was really on the fence about the trip before going–despite already paying for the thing.  Maybe it was nerves, or maybe … 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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Longer Days

Though I had to be reminded of it, Today’s Perfect Moment is the realization that the days are getting longer. Perhaps I did not notice because I still arrive and leave work in the dark.  Today, though, I managed to … Continue reading

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