Category Archives: music

My Internal Playlist

For Today’s Perfect Moment,  I have selected a scene from yesterday with which we can all resonate. I was out in my car, purposefully avoiding news channels and listening to music.  A song came on the radio that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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What Song Was That?

After my online teaching day was over, I decided to go out for a socially distanced walk.  It was raining a little and it was easy to stay the requested distance away from the very few people who were also … Continue reading

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Thinking of the First Concert I Attended

The first concert I ever went to was RUSH during the Signals tour. I had listened to Moving Pictures and the incredible Tom Sawyer many times.  The summer before, you heard that song everywhere.  Then at Christmas, I got Exit … Continue reading

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Company for the Ride

For the record, I am not one someone that jumps at ever chance to make a long drive. However, I have made a few in my life…. okay, probably more than a few.  They can be gruelling, but they can … Continue reading

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Alegria

Writing about this past weekend’s Perfect Moment is a no-brainer. Cirque Du Soleil is in town with a reboot of their famous show Alegria.  My girlfriend and I have had some wonderful dates, but going to see a live performance … Continue reading

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Stop and Listen

The expression stop and smell the roses is meant to be metaphorical, I guess. However, today I had a more literal take on it. I left work early, as is the norm on Tuesday, expecting rain and feeling the need … Continue reading

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Compassion Given

I entered work on a sombre note. A friend and co-worker, the person who occupied the desk beside me for about half the year, unexpectedly (to me at least) passed away over the weekend.  His name was Douglas and he … Continue reading

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Deliberately Taking a Nap

  I used to think that there were two kinds of people on the planet: those who took naps and those who didn’t.  I was firmly in the no nap side of the debate.  I mean, every time I took … Continue reading

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Rolling Up the Rim to Support a Friend

If you’re not Canadian, you may not have heard of the promotion** from one of our most ubiquitous coffee shops called Roll Up The Rim. If you are Canadian, you’ve been inundated with it since February.  Basically, if you buy … Continue reading

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Angelic Voice at a Beach Bar

After an adventurous drive from the rafting place that included a traffic jam, an epic 20 car reverse on a bridge to allow an ambulance to pass, the passing of an Exodus cycling group, and a driver change, we arrived … Continue reading

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