Category Archives: beer

The Weekend

I am still working, so the weekend still has some meaning in my life.  It doesn’t have any TV sports, but I am not working and not chained to a computer screen.  Therefore, I have lots of candidates for This … Continue reading

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Sharing a Virtual Beer

I have always appreciated my friends and last night was another example of them responding perfectly to the situation we are all in.  Instantly I knew that I would be writing about it on Today’s Perfect Moment. Yesterday was Friday … Continue reading

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Night Biking in Medellin.

We arrived in Medellin around six, maybe earlier.   The flight was quite nice. I forget how much of a novelty it is to board and deplane on the tarmac.  The view of the country was beautiful. Since we were trying … Continue reading

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Hiking, Exploring, Eating, and Drinking in Bogota.

My next day of adventure included a hike on Chingaza National Park.   It was rough going because I am not super fit,  but I loved being outdoors.  I also got the chance to learn something from one member of the … Continue reading

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Appreciation

I am still not completely processed the whole, I’m now 50 thing yet. However, I have had to write that on a few forms and it is starting to sink in.  Expect some blogs in the next few days to … Continue reading

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A Balanced Life

My original choice for Today’s Perfect Morning was going to be the nice lady who gave me a lecture on Dale Carnegie while we were waiting for the bus–which took a long time to arrive. Actually, it was less of … Continue reading

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Thursday with Friends

I am a little behind in my blogging, but rather than inundate you with incredibly long posts, I will just have to slowly catch up.  I might be a few days behind for a while. I start with Thursday’s Perfect Moment. … Continue reading

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Friday’s Two Perfect Moments

There were Two Perfect Moments on Friday. The first is that I was given a book by a departing student.  That alone should be considered Today’s Perfect Moment.  However, what was really surprising is that instead of getting someone’s favourite … Continue reading

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Goodbyes

I’ve grown a pretty thick skin over the years of watching students say goodbye to me and to one another. It isn’t coldness, but rather a kind of acceptance.  I like my students while they are here, but I know … Continue reading

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Cobb Salad

There’s no time to waste. I need to aim for an economy of words.  Even as I type these sentences, I can feel the doubt creeping in. Today after work, a group of students who were milling around the lounge … Continue reading

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