Category Archives: missed opportunity

Getting to Use the Big Screwdriver

Sometimes, when you buy a set of tools, as opposed to individual tools, there are going to be things in that set that you rarely use.  We all know this and accept this because the price of the set probably … 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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Beaches to Bars

HaveOur next day, and last full day in Puerto Viejo, was a relaxing beach day. Apparently, there was enough money in the budget to rent bikes for everyone and head to Manzanillo beach. It wasn’t a great distance away, but … Continue reading

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I Know You From Somewhere

Yesterday, while shopping, something unusual happened. Before you jump to the conclusion that by weird I mean that I didn’t spend any money, rest assured that, sadly, money left my pocket and I didn’t get everything I needed. I was … Continue reading

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Holding Onto Summer

In the past two days I have had a couple of wonder spottings….sightings.  I am sure one of those words is the correct one. (Microsoft Word is telling me it is the second one…..but somehow I like the first one … Continue reading

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Next Year, for Sure….Maybe

It is weird. Despite ease and location, and while not necessarily a desire–more a willingness really, there are some things that just don’t get done.  What am I rambling on about this time you ask.  I only hope I can … Continue reading

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Today’s Very Imperfect Moment–or the Bobble Head that Got Away

I’ve got to break up Today’s Perfect Moment into two today. That is because amidst the perfect, I need a moment to rant about great injustices.  I cannot always right the wrongs, but I can stand up and let my … Continue reading

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Alma Mater

I don’t want to be a person who lives in the past. I want to embrace today and tomorrow as best I can.  However, forgetting the past and either its trials or triumphs would be rather unfair and probably unwise. … Continue reading

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Opportunity Lost

They closed Apache. I don’t know who they are, but they closed it. It is gone. All that remains are the imperfections in the concrete or stucco showing the outline of where the letters used to be.  Soon, as some … Continue reading

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