Category Archives: illness

Six Feet of Separation

I went out for a walk after my day of working at home.  I had had enough of video screens and just wanted to exercise a little rather than sit around drinking coffee or surfing the web.  I got some … Continue reading

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Santa Marta

I awoke the next morning and nothing was clear.  I was pretty sure I was going home and was kind of excited about that.  We gathered in the lobby and the CEO said nothing.  The people who were headed to … Continue reading

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Cartagena

My stay in Medellin was brief.  The next morning we flew to Cartagena.  Unlike the last internal flight, this one was on time, and relatively quick.  The most interesting thing was that the airport bookstore had a number of books … Continue reading

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Recovery and Snags

We got an early start to the day.  We left our hotel at six with a packed lunch.  I was feeling better, so I managed to eat the boring sandwich. We made a stop at a cute roadside place.  I … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

I did something very adventurous yesterday.   I went paragliding.  I took a 4k video of it,  but I won’t be able to load it up until I get back. This is something I have wanted to do for a long … Continue reading

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A Saturday Morning with No Bike Ride

Usually at this time of day on a Saturday, I am enjoying my post ride drink and mentally preparing to regale you with tales of the ride. Sadly this is not the case today.  Sadly too, I cannot put the … 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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Some Kind of Soup For The Soul

Today’s Perfect Moment is a simple act of kindness.  And through this act, their true nature has been shown. If you read one of yesterday’s posts (here) you’ll know that I have been feeling under the weather since Wednesday afternoon.  … Continue reading

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Sometimes Nothing Is Okay

Seeing as I was sick, I put absolutely no demands on myself today.  There was nothing I absolutely had to get done and whatever I wanted to do was okay.  Normally, unproductive days seems stressful to me.  Getting absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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Why Now?

Today’s Bummer of the Day (the Perfect Moment will come later) is something I have to write first. It is about catching a cold.  While this idiom makes for fun teaching to my students–they get confused between catching a cold … Continue reading

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