Category Archives: beauty

Belated Thanksgiving

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  Remember, even if you celebrate it later in the year, there is nothing wrong with celebrating it now too.  We all need as many good things as we can. Like most of you (hopefully) … Continue reading

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A Bit of Fresh Air

Last weekend, it looked like winter was a foregone conclusion. This past weekend, it looked like summer was mounting a comeback. The truth is that evidence of autumn is all around us. The colours are beautiful and they need to … Continue reading

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Climbing a Hill

Sometimes responsibilities pile up and I can’t get out on the bike.  Sadly, not getting out on the bike can become a habit like getting out on the bike is.  If you leave it too long, one day you find … Continue reading

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Trees at Night

It was a tough teaching day. It seemed to drag on forever and I was feeling pretty tired when I got on the bus to go home.  It didn’t help that there was an accident somewhere up the road slowing … Continue reading

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Stop and Listen

The expression stop and smell the roses is meant to be metaphorical, I guess. However, today I had a more literal take on it. I left work early, as is the norm on Tuesday, expecting rain and feeling the need … Continue reading

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It Was That Kind of Day

Today was a beautiful Spring day. I saw people: walking dogs wearing shorts eating ice cream cones walking with a little spring in their step waiting at stoplights without shivering construction crews in lighter clothing flowers being sold at the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Today’s Perfect Moment is one of those moments that, at first glance, seem rather banal; however, upon reflection, are anything but. Today’s Perfect Moment is celebration of the rites of spring. Today, in a celebratory mood, and possessing coupon which … Continue reading

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Jealous Trees

Good things happened and a whole lot of blah happened this week. It’s been the kind of week when I felt I was drifting.  Thing were great and things seemed empty.  My bus rides to work have been interesting and … Continue reading

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Ignoring Nature

Despite the obvious date reference and the usual debate with my father over just exactly when it started, I didn’t want to believe that Autumn had begun. Autumn is my favourite season (followed by Winter and then Spring), but I … Continue reading

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Making the Teacher Speechless

Teaching a new class can be hard. You’ve got to walk into the room and win them over.  When the students’ level is lower, this is more theatrics, and slow and clear speaking.  When the class is quite advanced, this … Continue reading

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