Category Archives: challenges

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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Learning The Meaning of Vicissitude

vi·cis·si·tude plural noun: vicissitudes a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant. “her husband’s sharp vicissitudes of fortune” synonyms: change, alteration, shift, reversal, twist, turn, downturn, variation; More inconstancy, instability, uncertainty, chanciness, unpredictability, fickleness, variability, … Continue reading

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Promotion of Positive Spirit Award Created–A Challenge To All Of You

  I was reading another blog where the person asked her friends and family to comment on her. The people responded with a slew of positive words and phrases to describe her.  She then realized that no one is harder … Continue reading

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Back to School Shopping…

Had I stopped to really think about it, I probably wouldn’t have gone out today. This is the weekend before school starts for so many young students and I would have predicted that the stores would be packed.  People would … Continue reading

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Survival of the Less Fit

It was a tough day on the bike today. The first 40kms went okay, but the last 45 were particularly hard.  I could make excuses like a stronger head wind, but the truth is…my fitness level has suffered over the … Continue reading

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Even More Proof that My Cat is Smarter Than I Am.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the past Sunday was the day when we changed our clocks here in Canada.  As result, the knowledge that my cat is smarter than I am was reconfirmed. I feed my cat twice … Continue reading

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Monday Morning

I need a more positive synonym for strange. You see, Monday was strange, but I don’t want Monday to detract from the idea of perfect.  Besides, it isn’t like Monday was STRANGE.  Monday wasn’t STRANGE.  Monday was strange.  The funny … Continue reading

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January …..Goodbye!

January is done and I am not sure I have a lot to show for it. I didn’t write down any of my resolutions despite resolving to do a number of things this year. I guess I didn’t take the … Continue reading

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Epic Tour, Epic Rain, Epic Wind

The Epic Tour is over and I just thought I would try to sum up my thoughts on the whole endeavour. The Weather The Epic Tour had epic rain and epic wind. It also had a wet parking lot and … Continue reading

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