Category Archives: memories

Drinkable Souvenirs

I cannot decide whether it is merely luck or a subconscious design on my part, but every region I have visited in the past two years (granted, it hasn’t been that many) produces some fantastic coffee. As a result, besides … Continue reading

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A Place For My Thoughts

With every vacation, and this case looming vacation, I like to have a journal to record my thoughts and have a place to glue those things that we think will make good souvenirs into. I did this for my cycling … Continue reading

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Framing Pictures

On a holiday Monday, I could take the easy route and declare the holiday itself as Today’s Perfect Moment. It wouldn’t be hard.  I could just explain the benefits of a long weekend–sleeping in, drinking coffee at a leisurely speed, … Continue reading

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Evoking Memories

I don’t know if everyone is old enough to remember Welcome Back Kotter. I suppose it must come back from time to time in reruns–but in this Netflix age, perhaps that isn’t true anymore. I watched the show pretty faithfully … Continue reading

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Knocking Things Off My To-Do List

My to do list is full of a lot of mundane things. Little things need fixing, things need sorting, things need tidying….pretty much like anyone else’s list.  And much like anyone else, I am fantastic at not getting things checked … Continue reading

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On Phonebooks

While rummaging around, looking for things to purge, I came across an old personal phone book. I don’t know where I purchased it, because dollar stores didn’t exist back in those days.  It could have been some other discount chain, … Continue reading

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Revelling in Personal, Though Perhaps Trivial, Accomplishments

Maintaining or achieving happiness sometimes means stretching your definitions.   I search for good things or at least things that make me smile everyday.  Some days that means being delighted with my fortune cookie, some days that means finding joy in … Continue reading

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Cagney Double Bill

Having arrived home late last night, I was too tired to post yesterday’s Perfect Moment. That isn’t really a bad thing because it gave me a little time to reflect on it.  As many bloggers will attest, reflection pre and … Continue reading

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It Could Have Been Anywhere

In the song Helpless by Neil Young, he sang that “there is a town in north Ontario…all of my changes were there.”  I have always found that line beautiful.  It acknowledges a place as the instigator of growth.  It acknowledges … Continue reading

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