Category Archives: reflection

An Early Christmas Present to Myself

First and foremost, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to anyone celebrating anything. If you’re not celebrating anything or because of Covid you are not in the mood to celebrate anything, all I can say is that we are here for … Continue reading

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Thank You Everyone

I just wanted to write a quick, but sincere, thank you to everyone who read and responded to my last blog. Honestly, I don’t think anything I have written in the last year has garnered as many responses. Your ideas … Continue reading

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What Others Help Me Appreciate on Canada Day

Here it is Canada Day and I really haven’t done much reflecting. I’ve been alternating between productivity and procrastination all day.  Now, being mostly done, and having poured a beer, I guess I should get down to it. Like everyone, … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Trip

Now that I have been home for a couple of days, I want to take a moment to sum up and review my trip. Costa Rica The country is beautiful. From the beaches to the mountains, the colour are spectacular.  … Continue reading

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Reflection

Today, after a tasty afternoon beer that accompanied a stilted conversation that seemed to have no future, I was in need of some reflection. I found myself seated at a window on the world, looking out at the people passing … Continue reading

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A Route Unfamiliar

Today I took the bus somewhere different. I took a route unfamiliar.  A first glance it might appear a minor thing.  Upon another glance, it might reveal itself quite differently. We are all creatures of habit, whether we believe it … Continue reading

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Reflections On My Trip

I wasn’t sure it was necessary, but I feel the need to reflect on my trip before the memory fades too much.  Thankfully, I have my blogs and my photos. When I got back from my Vietnam cycling vacation, I … Continue reading

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It Could Have Been Anywhere

In the song Helpless by Neil Young, he sang that “there is a town in north Ontario…all of my changes were there.”  I have always found that line beautiful.  It acknowledges a place as the instigator of growth.  It acknowledges … Continue reading

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Nostalgia, Thy Name is Ramen

This is the story of how I ended up eating a bowl of spicy ramen instead of sitting on the couch watching the baseball game. This is the story of indulging in nostalgia while indulging in a meal. Don’t read … Continue reading

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