Category Archives: perfect moment

Portrait of a Cat

My ex-wife really wanted a cat.  I was concerned that it would affect our traveling and I wasn’t really ready for the responsibility.  I managed to put her off for a little while, but one day, while I was running … Continue reading

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From the Mailbox

The mail carrier/postal worker arrived rather late today.  This didn’t bother me, but it did make for a good starting sentence to this post. Long after work was done, I made the short pilgrimage to the mailbox.  When I got … Continue reading

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Being Bad

I have a short story to tell.  It feels like a confession, even though it isn’t. My girlfriend is rather neat.  I don’t mean that she is a neat freak or anything like my third roommate in Japan.  She just … Continue reading

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Saturday Struggles

I don’t know if this is true for everyone, but I have come to believe it’s true for me.  Some days, you just don’t have it on the bike.  You might have been decent the week before, but on this … Continue reading

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The Pieces Fall into Place

Throughout this pandemic, several things have gone through periodic shortages.  We all read about or experienced the toilet paper shortage.  I reported in a previous blog that bike stores didn’t have many low or mid priced bikes.  I still don’t … Continue reading

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Club Rides in the Covid 19 Era

Of course, on my first official club ride of the season, I was running late.  I don’t know why.  I had actually tried to put a lot of organizational effort into the ride.  I printed up my club membership, and … Continue reading

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Cycling News

I got a great email in my inbox earlier this week.  My cycling club is now able to operate.  Of course, we have to have smaller groups, staggered starting times (and actually staggered, not leaving a couple of minutes later) … Continue reading

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Finally

I last got a haircut before my trip to Colombia.  I expected the temperature to be warmer there and despite the minimal protection my hair gives me from the sun, I was hoping it would be cooler. The week that … Continue reading

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Getting the Mail

If I were writing for a book, I would say that I taught from a loft, surrounded by multiple computer screens with a big panoramic window overlooking the water.  That would sound good and add an extra layer to the … Continue reading

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Morning Reading

My mornings used to be rushed to get myself out of bed, clean, fed, and on the bus.  It was on the bus that I had time to relax, read, and even do some lesson planning.  I’ve chronicled this many … Continue reading

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