Category Archives: Perfection

Azure

  Today was a shock to some of my students whose “low” temperatures are in the high teens or low twenties. Quite a few of them donned multiple sweaters and jackets, and even long underwear for the first time.  Though … Continue reading

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Turkey, the Day After

After Thanksgiving there seems to be a lot of turkey lying around. People start moaning, but I partake in my own ritual (I was going to say annual, but this happens at Christmas as well). I consider sandwiches to be … Continue reading

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In Praise of Tire Levers

While I cannot rightly call them titanic, I remember the childhood struggles with flat tires. Little did I know that a couple of simple pieces of plastic could make all the difference. Little did I know that two little pieces … Continue reading

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Finally.

When I picked up my new bike a few months ago I had lots of plans.  I also had lots of things to buy.  I persevered on most of them, but one big one seemed out of reach.  I joined … Continue reading

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Fear is powerful.

Shushing down a hill while facing near whiteout conditions while watching children unreservedly slip and slide over rails forward and backward gave me pause to consider the power of fear. Fear of catching an edge and smashing into, and then … Continue reading

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The Better Organized Me

Though I did not write a post about New Year’s Resolutions, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have them.  It either means most of them are too mundane to bore you with, or that I am not really ready to … Continue reading

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Omens of the Year Ahead

I wouldn’t characterized myself as the most superstitious person on the planet, but I do believe in luck, both good and bad.  So, how do I interpret the events that have begun the new year?  I had every intention of … Continue reading

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Of New Year’s Eves Past

While I should look back and evaluate the past year, I have, instead, decided to look back on New Year’s Eves past.  Should the need arise to consider the ups and downs of 2014, I will do that in another … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

There are many great Christmas songs–many of which have been around for a long time.  This year, I have fallen in love with one song in particular.  It happened the first time I heard it this year–though I have heard … Continue reading

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On Books

At the beginning of the year, quite a few of the people who qualify as “Facebook friends” wrote about their plans to read 50 books this year.  At the time, this struck me as a rather poor goal.  It wasn’t … Continue reading

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