Category Archives: Covid 19

Busy Man

I have been accused (mostly by myself in moments of self-criticism) of not using time wisely. I don’t mean that I am always late for things. That is almost never the case. Instead, I mean that when I have time … Continue reading

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Tales from the Freezer and the Pantry

When the lockdown started, I distinctly remember stories of people losing their jobs, not being able to shop, and having to get creative with their meals by eating all the things in their house that they hadn’t eaten. Despite the … Continue reading

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And So it Begins….

After several weeks off, I am back to work tomorrow morning (or this morning depending on when I post this and when you read it). The commute will be quite easy– from the kitchen to the office should only take … Continue reading

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Trying Out Zwift for the First Time

Today’s Perfect Moment is my first Zwift ride. For those not aware, Zwift is an online platform that allows you to simulate riding outdoors with a pretty cool interactive landscape. If you have the right equipment (and you don’t need … Continue reading

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An Early Christmas Present to Myself

First and foremost, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to anyone celebrating anything. If you’re not celebrating anything or because of Covid you are not in the mood to celebrate anything, all I can say is that we are here for … Continue reading

Posted in accomplishment, bicycles, Christmas, Covid 19, cycling, cycling gear, exercise, perfect moment, presents, reflection, weight loss | 19 Comments

Out of Context

There’s this great line in Seinfeld (okay, there were lots of them, but this one suits today’s topic) when Jerry sees George’s Dad in his neigbourhood. He says that “it’s just so out of context.” That’s how I felt today, … Continue reading

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In Conversation at the mailbox

Though the day is hardly over, I thought I would write about this tiny Perfect Moment in this post. I haven’t written as much as I would like, and I should keep those muscles working. Since late last night, the … Continue reading

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That Was A Good Idea

It really couldn’t have been more Wednesday than that. There wasn’t even a smattering of Thursday, and trying to catch a glimpse of elusive Friday was out of the question. So, it is rather surprising how it turned out. I … Continue reading

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Once More to the Mall

I went into a shopping mall for the first time since February. I had visited one sometime before my vacation, but I arrived back just in time for things to be locked down. I heard the malls were open, but … Continue reading

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Brown-Eyed Girl

Like all of my posts, I start writing them in my head first. I sometimes fixate on a phrase. Sometimes it is a single word. I’ve rewritten whole paragraphs because I wanted to include a particular word and I was … Continue reading

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