Category Archives: overcome

Getting Better at the Tech

Today’s Perfect Moment is getting a better handle on the technology I have to employ in my new role as online teacher.  However, I would be remiss if I didn’t say that today’s bike ride really should also win the … Continue reading

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Tales from the ESL (virtual) Classroom.

I could easily have chosen to write about my bike ride today.  It wasn’t epic, but I was out on the bike, and if you love riding a bike (and you should) you would understand how awesome it really is. … Continue reading

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No Dinosaur Here

I am not a technophobe.  As evidenced by this blog, I have at least a minor ability to use the computer and cellphone.  However, I must admit that I have clearly not picked up enough of the tricks or technical … Continue reading

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Sharing a Virtual Beer

I have always appreciated my friends and last night was another example of them responding perfectly to the situation we are all in.  Instantly I knew that I would be writing about it on Today’s Perfect Moment. Yesterday was Friday … Continue reading

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Some Venting

It is hard to write about Perfect Moments when I am somewhat cooped up at home.  After returning from Colombia, it seems that work wanted me to spend another week in self imposed isolation.  I get it.  However, since all … Continue reading

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Mules, Motorbikes and Malodorous People

So, there I was the morning of the trek. I had my daypack packed and my other stuff stored at the hotel.  I was excited but second-guessing everything.  I second guessed what I packed, and I second guessed my choices … 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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Lucky Rabbit

I was on the bus, alternating between nodding off and reading my book (Will Ferguson’s Belfast and Beyond–a humorous read like a Canadian Bill Bryson).  I had had a bad end to my day at work.  A student who rarely … Continue reading

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Overcoming Bummers

I don’t really care who cuts my hair. On only one occasion in the past ten years have I left the barber shop feeling like I won the lottery.  Probably if I were genetically blessed with better hair, or if … Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles

How often do we really look at our world? How often do we see everything?  Part of the mandate of Today’s Perfect Moment is to find those things that we may overlook.  I have stood at this bus stop for … Continue reading

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