Category Archives: preparation

A Moment Later and…

The slightly cooler weather is no deterrent to using the barbecue. In fact, if I use my father as an example, he routinely uses the barbecue in sub-zero temperatures surrounded by snow mounds. I have done the same, and I … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

I awoke with the morning sun blasting through my window and  my cat sitting on my shoulder.  When I opened my eyes, he merely said “Meow.”  Luckily I speak Cat and I knew he wanted to be fed.  A quick … Continue reading

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A Chance to Use my Tools

There’s is nothing like a home repair done well to make you feel accomplished.  Okay, there are lots of things that make you feel accomplished.  However, since I am not a particularly handy man….or handy handyman…..whenever I get something done … Continue reading

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My Extra Time

Good Things I am doing while at home and when students don’t log on to online classes cleaning stuff that needs cleaning organizing stuff stretching making (and then doing) reasonable/achievable to do lists preparing for subsequent classes getting through some … Continue reading

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Lessons for Travelling

There are two lessons about winter vacations that I have not learned yet. That sounds horrible, but hopefully by writing them down, I will finally learn them.  Both of them involve finding stuff.  There is also a lesson I learned … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

My trip begins in about a week and I spent a part of the day picking up a few things I might need on my trip. I also did some preparation stuff. Guidebook/Reading Material I love guidebooks, but I hate … Continue reading

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Hiking Boots: Check!

Armed with gift cards from my 50th birthday, I headed to Mountain Equipment Co-op to get some hiking boots. Part of my next adventure is a four day hike and I didn’t think it was wise to tackle it in … Continue reading

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The Signs are Everywhere

Today’s Perfect Moment could have been many things today.   By the time I sat down to type this, many candidates had already presented themselves. Today, I accomplished quite a few tasks around the house. Though most of them were rather … Continue reading

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The Same Destination

Unlike other trips, I am trying to plan well ahead for my trip to Colombia.  Today, for example, I went for my vaccinations.  I consider this quite prudent and I am happy I did it.  It wasn’t as straightforward as … Continue reading

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Swiss Cheese

My sandwiches have become, and I do not use the word lightly, ……legendary. My coworkers talk about them, and even my students talk about them.  Tomorrow, I am taking one extra sandwich to give to my girlfriend.  While she has … Continue reading

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