Category Archives: Viva

A Balanced Life

My original choice for Today’s Perfect Morning was going to be the nice lady who gave me a lecture on Dale Carnegie while we were waiting for the bus–which took a long time to arrive. Actually, it was less of … Continue reading

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Like a Flea Market…..(sort of)

Wading through the days moments to select Today’s Perfect Moment is sometimes like visiting a flea market that has seen better days. You really don’t know what you’re going to find.  You might come across something odd.  You might find … Continue reading

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Progress

I am sorry for placing a picture of a sandwich at the top of this blog.  It was a delicious sandwich that caused a number of comments.  In fact, my students suggested I make them all sandwiches–or one giant sandwich … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things

I did something kind of dumb today and I am writing about it to get it out of my system rather than let it fester. After making a decent sandwich for lunch today, I packed my lunch bag with it … Continue reading

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Bus Stories–Not the Passengers This Time

I consider this a bonus blog. I could have saved it for tomorrow, but now is as good a time as any.  It really isn’t a perfect moment, but the thoughts of it are churning around in my head and … Continue reading

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From Bread to Babies to Unconscious Beauty

Today had a plethora of things that could have been Today’s Perfect Moment. In the end, I think I chose correctly, but I will let you be the judge.  First the ones that were considered, but didn’t make it and … Continue reading

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Two Parts of a Perfect Moment

Today’s Perfect Moment comes in two parts. The first is seeing my new student role his foldable bike into my classroom. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I love bicycles and anything to do with bicycles.  Seeing a decent … Continue reading

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When is a Delay, not a Delay?

I was on the subway, reading a detective story, when the announcement about “an incident at track level” came over the loud speaker for the first of many times. There was a very audible groan from the people on the … Continue reading

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Shorthand

I left my house under a cloudy sky that threatened and then delivered rain. It was an inauspicious start to the day and one that would irrevocably influence Today’s Perfect Moments.  It didn’t cancel them, but it profoundly affected them, … Continue reading

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More Than Dew

As mornings go, I had no reason to think this one would be massively different than any other. I hit the snooze button an extra time, and felt a bit scrambly.  My lunch wasn’t prepared and I feared that I … Continue reading

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