Category Archives: taking chances

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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A Break from the Noise

In light of the days events, writing about A Perfect Moment seems callous and is quite hard. The media and even the people around me are all talking about war and death.  Everyone is waiting for the Trump speech in … Continue reading

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A Shawarma Sunday

I am not sure why the Shawarma has eluded me until today. I am a pretty adventurous eater and I have ventured beyond my shores many times.  Somehow, and someway, this delicious morsel has never found its way onto my … Continue reading

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And She Didn’t Order Coffee

It’s been a while since I wrote about a character from my bus ride. And I suppose it will be a little longer because this character actually comes from the coffee shop. The back-story My coffee maker died this morning. … Continue reading

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Meeting One’s Heritage

We had an untraditional Father’s ay….or maybe it really wasn’t in celebration of Father’s Day, but it was in there somewhere. So, in an effort to learn more about our roots and connect with people we went to a meeting … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

There is an Asian supermarket near my house. I am sure I have written about it before.  I go there to grab Japanese candy, (as Heide knows I like so much) samosas, Vietnamese coffee, chocolate milk, lettuce, rye bread, and … Continue reading

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The Woman With The Painting

I am a victim of curiosity. I was on the bus, waiting for it to depart, and not really paying attention to my surroundings. After a week of disinterested reading, I finally found something that held my attention.  It was … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Loved Chopin

I find it awesome to meet someone with passion. I don’t always “get” what they’re passionate about, but I respect it.  I find it powerful and somewhat infectious.  You can see the energy rippling off them in waves.  Sometimes it … Continue reading

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Opportunity Lost

They closed Apache. I don’t know who they are, but they closed it. It is gone. All that remains are the imperfections in the concrete or stucco showing the outline of where the letters used to be.  Soon, as some … Continue reading

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Suddenly, It Has Become So Very Real

Earlier this year, probably in the middle of March, I signed up to ride 125 km.   There were longer alternatives (165 and 140 to be exact) and there were shorter alternatives. How I settled on 125 is not overly clear … Continue reading

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